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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 27th June 2019

A quiet day, the highlight was a reeling Grasshopper Warbler at the east end of the reserve. 40+ Painted Ladies and 10+ Silver Y moths were around on the wing. A Small Copper was also seen.

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Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT still
Norfolk Quail male singing y'day west of Norwich in field near Royal Norfolk Showground in morning (for 2nd day)
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Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich at Westlegate at 8am