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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Once again a Spoonbill was present on the Broadwater early morning and a Barn Owl was noted hunting at the back of the grazing marsh. A Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling, signally presumably the start of a second brood, and a recently fledged Cetti's Warbler was caught and ringed.

Moths caught today included Sharp-angled Peacock, Angle Shades, Small and Large Elephant Hawk Moths, Tawny Barred Angle and Fox Moth.
Female Fox Moth

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Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 6.Crossbills flew south over Irstead at 11.40am
Norfolk Garganey y'day Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 2.BEE-EATERS flew east over Brancaster Staithe at 10.55am then lost to view
Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT still on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way
Norfolk Quail male singing y'day Great Massingham at airfield in crop at 10.58pm