Holme Bird Observatory Friday 5th July 2019

On the sea today a Great Crested Grebe, 3 Fulmars and 4 Gannets were of note together with 4 Little and 4 Sandwich Terns passing. A flock of 20 Curlews flew east and 3 young Marsh Harriers were around the grazing marsh mid afternoon.

The moth traps were the highlight, with 80+ species recorded including 3 Beautiful Hook-tips, 4 Ferns, 2 Small Magpies, a Breckland Plume, 2 Rosy Waves, 4 Swallowtails, 1 Pine Hawk, a Pale Prominent, Poplar and Elephant Hawk, Archer's Dart, Kent Black Arches, 2 Privet Hawks and a Peach Blossom all recorded.

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Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still late a'noon at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 3.19pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT again on Pat's Pool briefly
Norfolk Honey Buzzard near Fakenham flew SW over Pensthorpe Natural Park at 1.05pm. Reserve open 10am-5pm. Entry £11.95 NR21 0LN
Norfolk no news on ad.Lesser Yellowlegs Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT again 9.50am offshore
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT till c8.55am on Arnold's Marsh then flew off
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes 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 Black Tern Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 8.20am
Norfolk Little Gull 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Marsh +Spotted Redshank still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at 7am (+17.Spoonbills still +4.Garganey still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE