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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
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Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad.male just NE of Norwich still in Sprowston at Linacre Avenue at 9.10am tho mobile