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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 16th June 2020

A largely misty day, with the sun finally breaking through around 3 o'clock. The Spoonbills were again on the Broadwater, five birds today, and at least three Crossbills were in the pines near the Obs building. At least three vocal Cuckoos were seen and heard and a Grasshopper Warbler was again heard reeling nearby.

The moth trap was quieter than past days, but did contain three rather smart Privet Hawkmoths and a Peppered Moth.
Peppered Moth

Three for the price of one ! Privet Hawkmoths

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Norfolk 3.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still this a'noon 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA near Snipe's Marsh in reeds viewed from midway along track +showing well
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 11.18am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA near Snipe's Marsh +showing well
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 10.54am 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 well TG.268.083
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA near Snipe's Marsh at 8.01am
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 6.40am +showing TG.268.083