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Wednesday 13th June 2018

Another fairly quiet day with the winds shifting to the west; a Hobby flew east over the grazing marsh in the morning and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling again. Little Terns continued to fish along the Broadwater and 2 Lesser Whitethroats were singing.

Singles of Pine and Small Elephant Hawk-moth were in the moth traps with 2 Shore Wainscots and 11 Isotrias rectifasciana.

Plain Golden Y - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still early evng 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite black +white chalet (+2.drk.Garganey Curlew Sand). Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at 5.11pm. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew east over Burnham Overy at 5.15pm
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 4.17pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite black +white chalet. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 3.40pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite black +white chalet tho distant. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still Norwich at east end of St.Peter Mancroft Church at 3.55pm
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 2.45pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite black +white chalet tho distant. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand again 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite last chalet at 1.10pm. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Little Gull flew west past Weybourne 6.25-8.25am
Norfolk no sign of Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes mid morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in evng. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks 7.Little Gulls