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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 20th May 2020

A Spoonbill on the Broadwater and a Red Kite over the Grazing Marsh were the best bird wise today, with most activity grinding to a halt as the heat increased. The moth traps were again busy with 40 species recorded which included  Privet, Pine and Small Elephant Hawkmoths, Iron, Pebble and Swallow Prominents, Chocolate Tip and Spectacle. Only one Dragonfly was recorded, a Hairy Hawker.
Privet, and a well camouflaged Pine, Hawkmoth.

Hairy Hawker
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Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew over Thetford this a'noon
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney harbour on north side at 8.42am at low tide
Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Overy east of sea wall in cattle field with cattle before dunes
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still