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Saturday 30th June 2018

Thankyou to everyone who came to see Peter Clarke's memorial plaque unveiled this morning.

A beautiful sunny day with 2 Great White Egrets flying east and a Spoonbill feeding around the Broadwater. Also of interest were a single Stonechat, a Turtle Dove, a Whimbrel, a Med Gull and a Greenshank.

Moths included a Privet Hawk, 4 Rosy Footman, a Barred Yellow, a Shore Wainscot, 2 Rosy Waves, and another Lappet hatched from the obs cocoons.

Please note that the moth trap will be emptied at 2pm at Eastgate Cottage in Holme tomorrow.

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Norfolk Osprey Sculthorpe Moor NR at Oak Fen flew ovef River Wensum at 11.30am
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets still Hickling Broad NWT from hide at 11.30am tho mobile +Hooded Crow
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT from Lyle Hide
Norfolk 2.Honey Buzzards (1.male) 1.5mls SSW of Swanton Novers by Fulmodeston Road from raptor watchpoint 9.30-10.20am (male for 13th day) TG.009.302 NR21 0NG
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich near Moss Bros
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +12.Little Gulls Spotted Redshank