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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 25th July 2019

A day of record heat, with an easterly breeze bringing some respite in the afternoon. Highlights included 65 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, a Green Woodpecker in the pines, single Lesser Whitethroat and Stonechat.

In the moth traps 86 species included 2 Marbled Clover, Shore Wainscot, 7 Garden Tigers, a White Point, 2 Drinkers, and a Buff Tip.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Common Crane still
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills (3.juvs) Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide +3.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from reception
Norfolk Little Gull 2w Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB again
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Purple Heron juv still Titchwell RSPB in flight over East Bank