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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesady 26th May 2020

A pleasantly calm, warm and sunny day at the Obs. Birds of note on and around the Broad-water included a single Spoonbill and a Common Sandpiper. The moth traps were again productive with 44 species caught, which included Elephant and Small Elephant Hawk moths, Pale Tussock and Sandy Carpet. A non-moth addition to the catch was a rather smart and impressive Cockchafer.

Common Sandpiper

Elephant Hawk moths

Pale Tussock

Sandy Carpet
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Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem Hickling Broad NWT still 12.55pm flew east over Weavers' Way midway between Rush Hill Scrape +Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON Hickling Broad NWT still mid morning over marsh along trail to Bittern Hide
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON 1s.male Cley over High Street at 10.20am then flew north
Norfolk Osprey y'day Wiveton at garden pond at c8.30pm
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON Hickling Broad NWT (present 2+days) (+Wood Sand Garganey)
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON Hickling Broad NWT flew north towards Swim Coots