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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 14th June 2020

A very misty start but brighter later. Four Cetti's Warblers were heard in the recording area and 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge and 5 Reed Warblers were counted.

The moth traps were the highlight today with 24 Cinnabars, a Sharp-angled Peacock, Mottled and Willow Beauty, 12 Diamond-backs, 7 Bordered Whites, an Angle Shades, Lime-speck Pug, 2 Common Footmen, 5 Heart & Dart, 6 Common Swift, a Sand Dart, Breckland Plume, 5 Flame, a Silver Y, Small Elephant Hawk, Middle-barred Minor, Striped Wainscot, Buff Ermine, Burnished Brass, 7 Mottled Rustic, 2 Brown Rustic, Common Wainscot, a White Satin Moth, Small Waved Umber, Lyme Grass, 2 Uncertain, Large Yellow Underwing, 1 White Ermine, Heart & Club, Snout, Lime-speck Pug, Small Dusty Wave Freyer's and Haworth's Pugs.

Below: White Satin Moth and Burnished Brass




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Norfolk Osprey flew east over Hickling Broad at 12.58pm
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still 10.40am 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 Marsh Warbler singing still mid morning 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in reeds near Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand again 10.22am Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh c10am-c10.10am then flew off
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 Marsh Warbler singing still 7.40am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in reeds near Snipe's Marsh +showing well
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (ad +1w) Heacham South Marsh still flew north at 6.10am
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling y'day Roughton still at Orchard Close at 4pm NR11 8SR
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in reeds near Snipe's Marsh at 4.20am
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 +showing tho elusive