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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 8th June 2020

The 6 Spoonbills were again on the Broadwater and a Common Buzzard was catching voles just south of the Broadwater in the afternoon. Seven Sandwich Terns flew over calling and a summer plumage Golden Plover was on the grazing marsh. A young Tawny Owl could be heard squeaking in the pines near the Dell, and 2 adult Med Gulls were of note. Two Cuckoos were heard during the day and a Cetti's Warbler was heard by the Hun.

Moths were scarce today, but 2 Cinnabars, a Middle-barred Minor, White Ermine, Brown Rustic and Mottled Rustic were in the traps.


Middle-barred Minor

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Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad Roughton still at Orchard Close at 1pm NR11 8SR
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle reported y'day just west of Little Walsingham over rape field c4pm-5pm NR22 6AJ
Norfolk 22.Crossbills Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape flew west over Weavers' Way at 1.50pm
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER singing 1ml NE of North Walsham at Pigneys Wood by canal +showing well. From car park walk to canal then left cTG.295.317
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER singing still 12.30pm Sheringham at Beeston Bump on south side 75yds west of level crossing tho elusive cTG.169.430
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Blakeney Harbour still late morning
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (Swedish-ringed) still 11.25am 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at east end viewed from The Holt. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.438.193
Norfolk 12.Crossbills SW of Ludham near Johnson Street flew west over Buttle Marsh NR at 9.15am
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Salthouse by Beach Road
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (Swedish-ringed) still 8.55am 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at east end (1s.Spoonbill at W end then flew north). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.438.193
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER singing still 11.10am Sheringham at Beeston Bump on south side 75yds west of level crossing cTG.169.430
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (Swedish-ringed) still 7.15am 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at east end viewed from path by river. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.438.193
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (Swedish-ringed) still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at east end viewed from The Holt at 6am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE