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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 15th June 2020

A Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling early morning and the six Spoonbills were again present on the Broadwater. A hunting Barn Owl was seen and a calling Whimbrel flew over heading west in the company of two Curlews. A small flock of six vocal Crossbills appeared in the pines by the observatory late morning before flying off south.

The moth trap produced thirty species including a fresh looking  Wormwood Pug and Dark Arches.
Dark Arches

Wormwood Pug
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Norfolk 3+Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +1+Garganey still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still mid a'noon 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.438.193
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park
Norfolk 3+Turtle Doves New Buckenham Common early morning
Norfolk Turtle Dove Salthouse at 10.05am
Norfolk no further sign of reported Icterine Warbler 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 10.15am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA near Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk Icterine Warbler singing reported 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR in an area with no general access briefly 7.45am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.438.193
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 2mls ESE of Norwich just south of Thorpe St.Andrew +north of River Yare at Thorpe Marshes NWT east of cattle pens by path left of railway bridge at 7.45am +showing well TG.268.083
Norfolk Corncrake male singing y'day Welney WWT still in evng from Welney Wash Road
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA near Snipe's Marsh at 6.15am