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Saturday 7th July 2018

A Green Sandpiper was flushed south of Broadwater Road west of the NWT reserve entrance and a Yellow Wagtail flew west over the Observatory late morning. Two adult Med Gulls were of note.

A substantial haul of 566 moths consisted of 116 species with Obscure Wainscot the highlight for the day. Garden Tiger, Elephant Hawk Moth, Red-necked Footman, Silky Wainscot, Kent Black Arches, White Point, Oak Eggar and Drinker among the catch.

Obscure Wainscot

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +2.Spoonbills 5.Common Cranes
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk at 10.24am
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT still +Spoonbill
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end at 7.15am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh +6.Spotted Redshanks 9.Little Gulls