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Saturday 16th June 2018

A Spoonbill flew west along the Broadwater and 2 Cuckoos, a Barn Owl and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were also of interest.

In the moth traps 2 Poplar, 2 Eyed, a Privet and 3 Pine Hawk Moths were of note together with a Rosy Footman, 29 Middle-barred Minor, a Silky Wainscot, a Light Emerald, 3 Lyme Grass, a Shor Wainscot and 3 Sand Darts among the other moths of interest.

Two Painted Ladies were also seen.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 2.31pm
Norfolk possible Iberian Chiffchaff singing Sculthorpe Moor NR by main drain
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still 12.39pm
Norfolk hybrid Hooded Crow x Carrion Crow Great Yarmouth opposite bus station
Norfolk 5.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at midday
Norfolk no sign of Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes by 8.20am (but 3.Spoonbills still +Garganey). Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no news on Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +9.Little Gulls still +3.Spotted Redshanks. Great White Egret flew west
Norfolk Pied Crow still Great Yarmouth flew over racecourse near grandstand at 7am but no sign since [seen twice in flight]