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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 8th August 2019

A Great White Egret was seen on the grazing marsh and 20 Black-tailed Godwits, a single Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank were recorded. A Med Gull, Turtle Dove and Cuckoo were of interest with a Yellow Wagtail flying over west.

In the moth traps a Tree-Lichen Beauty was caught.

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Norfolk Queen of Spain Fritillary butterfly Thetford at 1pm then flew off
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT again on Arnold's Marsh this morning
Norfolk 12+Wood Sands just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 11.46am +7.Spoonbills still. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still +Turtle Dove still
Norfolk 5+Wood Sands Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape +Little Gull on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands Titchwell RSPB still +4.Spoonbills still +Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa)

 
Tree-lichen Beauty HBO