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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 23rd June 2019

On the sea today an Eider, 35 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 4 Gannets, 4 Little Terns, 43 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were of interest. A Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpipers and 2 Green Sandpipers were around the grazing marsh and 2 Cuckoos, a Kingfisher, and a male Stonechat were also of interest.

In the moth traps a Privet Hawk Moth was the star, and Black-tailed Skimmer, Painted Lady, Common Blue and Small Heath were also seen.

Privet Hawk Moth by Cat Buck

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Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool mid a'noon
Norfolk Purple Heron ad again mid a'noon Titchwell RSPB flew over reeds behind dead trees PE31 8BB
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Teal Hide at 2.30pm
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on pool by windpump late morning +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. 10.Spoonbills Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB flew over reeds behind dead trees at 11.12am PE31 8BB
Norfolk 17.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.BEE-EATERS Northrepps at Hungry Hill flew east over Shrieking Pit mid morning