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Thursday 28th June 2018

A quiet day for birds, highlights were a Lappet moth hatched from it's cocoon in the Observatory, and in the moth traps 56 species were caught including a Rosy Footman, Kent Black Arches, Pine, Eyed and Elephant Hawk Moths, a Peppered Moth and a Willow Beauty.

Newly hatched Lappet Moth

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT
Norfolk Spoonbill Wells flew west over harbour
Norfolk no news on male.Black-winged Stilt 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml
Norfolk Fin Whale King's Lynn on River Great Ouse at 8am (not Minke Whale)
Norfolk 11.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Minke Whale King's Lynn on River Great Ouse at 8am
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +7.Spotted Redshanks still