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Wednesday 5th July 2017

Of note today were a Great White Egret, single Spoonbill, 2 Whimbrel, a Greenshank, a Barn Owl, a Cetti's Warbler, and a Grasshopper Warbler.

70 species of moths were in the trap including 3 Rosy Footman, a Pine and an Eyed Hawk Moth, 5 Kent Black Arches, a Garden Tiger, and a Silky Wainscot.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50ydss W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide at 9.45pm
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills (4 juvs) Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide this evng
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills flew west over Brancaster harbour at 4.35pm
Norfolk Honey Buzzard dark morph 2mls NNW of Blickling at Wolterton Park over entrance at 9.40am then flew north
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Breydon Water still at east end +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.05am
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes still
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+ Wood Sandpiper)
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Thornham Point on sea. 2.1s.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh 2.Spoonbills 6.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 4.Turtle Doves y'day Seething still in evng