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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 7th June 2020

A damp day but milder than the previous two, with 2 Cuckoos active around the pines and 6+ Spoonbills on the Broadwater. A small group of 20 Swifts and 12 House Martins were feeding in the shelter of the pines and a single Sand Martin was among them.

Moths were a bit more numerous today with 2 Brown Rustics, 2 Ferns, a Bordered White, 9 Cinnabars, 3 White Ermine, 3 Mottled Rustics, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Pine Hawk Moth, Sand Dart and Flame Shoulder recorded.

Below: Spoonbill, one of six on Broadwater, and a Shoulder-striped Rustic



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Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (Swedish-ringed) still 3.35pm 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 BLYTH'S REED WARBLER singing still mid a'noon Sheringham at Beeston Bump on SE side just south of last house on Nelson Road tho elusive
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER singing still c12.20pm Sheringham at Beeston Bump on SE side just south of last house on Nelson Road
Norfolk BLACK KITE flew west over Rockland St.Mary at c1pm
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling fem/1s.male Cromer still c12.35pm at 215.Roughton Road in front garden of Warren House
Norfolk Little Gull 1s just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Osprey Cromer flew over 215.Roughton Road at c12.20pm
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (Swedish-ringed) still midday 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 BLYTH'S REED WARBLER singing still late morning Sheringham at Beeston Bump tho elusive
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (Swedish-ringed) still 11.53am 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 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Cley NWT
Norfolk Osprey flew low NE over Hickling Broad at 10.42am
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling fem/1s.male Cromer still 10.30am at 215.Roughton Road in front garden of Warren House
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still from East Bank
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER singing Sheringham at Beeston Bump
Norfolk Osprey near North Walsham flew NW over Ebridge Mill
Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB at high tide +1s.Little Gull
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end at 9.10am
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling fem/1s.male Cromer still at 215.Roughton Road in front garden of Warren House at 5.45am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at east end viewed from The Holt at 6.59am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE