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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 6th June 2019


A rather quiet day with a Red Kite and two Hobby the highlights. The Moth traps held nearly forty species, including three species of Hawk moth which included this subtly smart Pine Hawk moth.


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Norfolk Honey Buzzard Weeting Heath NWT north of entrance at 1.50pm then drifted east
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still on The Serpentine
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Cley NWT still
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance at midday. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk BEE-EATER Horsey flew south over end of Nelson Head Track at 10.05am
Norfolk 3.Continental Black-tailed Godwits y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Sidestrand on cliffs
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB at 7.14am then flew east PE31 8BB