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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 12th July 2019

A Greenshank was on the NWT reserve and a male Stonechat was near the Obs mid afternoon.

A busy day for moths, with 2 Privet Hawks, a Pine Hawk, Marbled Coronet, Buff Arches, 3 Kent Black Arches, a Tawny Barred Angle, a Lappet, Peppered Moth and Swallowtail among the catch.

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Norfolk Garganey ad.drk Cley NWT still mid a'noon on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still mid a'noon at Potter Heigham Marshes (+c16.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Little Gull ad just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance mid a'noon. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still by sea wall north of sluice with cattle this a'noon
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at 10.36am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park still near car park at 10.41am
Norfolk Garganey ad.drk Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.45am
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 9.32am +1s.Little Gull still