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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 12th June 2020

A foggy day with the south side of the Broadwater often obscured! Swifts and House Martins continued to hawk insects over the pines and an adult Med Gull flew low over the dunes mid afternoon. Five Curlew and a Bar-tailed Godwit drifted over the marshes heading seaward.

In the moth traps a Fern, 4 Cinnabars, 2 Bordered Whites, a Lesser Yellow Underwing, a Silver Y, 2 Heart & Darts, a Common Swift, Uncertain, an Elephant Hawk Moth, Mottled Rustic and Large Yellow Underwing were caught.


Elephant Hawk Moth


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Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT at Summer Walk
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad.male just NE of Norwich still 1.03pm in Sprowston at Linacre Avenue in elder viewed from behind old shop
Norfolk Great White Egret Wells flew east over coast path at 11.17am
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 10.44am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk reported probable Greenish Warbler Caister by beach is a Willow Warbler [reidentified from photographs]
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad.male just NE of Norwich still 10.19am in Sprowston at Linacre Avenue in elder viewed from behind old shop
Norfolk probable Greenish Warbler Caister by beach 1/4ml north of 2nd Avenue car park in 2nd pile of boulders mid morning +showing well TG.522.142
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad.male just NE of Norwich still in Sprowston at Linacre Avenue at 9.10am tho mobile