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Tuesday 19th June 2018

Highlights around the Observatory included a Spoonbill on the Broadwater near the hide, 2 Red Kites over, 2 Cuckoos, Grasshopper Warbler reeling and 14 Swifts.

An impressive 79 Middle-barred Minors were in the moth traps, where highlights included 3 Red-necked Footman, 4 Flame Wainscot and a Snout. Butterflies were of limited interest in overcast conditions but a Wall Brown and 4 Small Heaths were seen.

 Bordered White - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk Pied Crow East Runton at caravan park at 7.03pm
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still c6.15pm at Runton Road car park NR27 9AU
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 5.57pm on seafront just west of pier
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich at Riverside on The Queen of Iceni pub at 5.45pm
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer on railing on seafront +showing well
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still 11.40am Norwich at County Hal
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 11.47am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT again
Norfolk Firecrest Titchwell RSPB by car park
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still 11.02am Norwich at Rampant Horse Street on roof near Marks +Spencer
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still Norwich at City Hall on clock tower at 9.35am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Popes Marsh off East Bank mid morning
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh 7.Little Gulls 4.Spotted Redshanks