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Sunday 22nd July 2018

Another big haul of moths was the highlight of the day, with 102 species recorded including an Old Lady, Poplar and Pine Hawk Moths, a White Satin Moth, 8 Least Carpets, 6 Garden Tigers, 2 Kent Black Arches and 2 Vitula biviella.

The species list from Hempton Marsh was 120 including Beautiful Hook-tip, July Highflier, Pebble Hook-tip, Flame Carpet, Maiden's Blush, Blue-bordered Carpet, Mere Wainscot, Crescent, Dingy Shears, Suspected, Least Carpet, Bordered Beauty, Small Rufous, Slender Brindle, Ghost Moth, Bulrush Wainscot and Small Seraphim.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 2.05pm on Tidal Pool tho distant (+5.Curlew Sands 13.Spoonbills. Little Stint still on freshmarsh +Little Gull) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still this a'noon just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine NR25 7SA
Norfolk 2.Scaup Norwich at Thorpe St.Andrew on Thorpe Broad
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Breydon Water at 8.15am then flew south
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine (Curlew Sand from Daukes' Hide +4.Spoonbills still) NR25 7SA
Norfolk no sign of Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB on scrape from hide mid morning
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands (all ads) Titchwell RSPB still +10.Spoonbills
Norfolk Black Tern ad Blakeney Point at 8am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+2.Little Stints 5.Spoonbills) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv y'day Cley NWT