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Thursday 21st June 2018

A strong north breeze produced 7 Fulmars, 13 Gannets, 23 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns, 4 Little Terns and 4 Kittiwakes passing offshore.

An impressive catch of moths consisted of 61 species including Rosy Wave, Shore Wainscot, Haworth's Pug, Ingrailed Clay, Spectacle, Fern and 26 Middle-barred Minors. A Brown Argus, Small Heath and Speckled Wood were among the butterflies recorded, with Four-spotted Chaser, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Common Darter also noted.

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Norfolk 2.Little Terns Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 2pm +1s.Little Gull
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 12.15pm at seafront by No.1 Fish Bar
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still midday at seafront west of pier
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 10.15am flew past Blue Sky Cafe
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 10.15am flew past Blue Sky Cafe towards East Runton
Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 14.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still flew west by Cliftonville Hotel