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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 10th June 2020

A calling flock of fifteen Crossbill were noted flying west early morning, with at least another one heard calling from the pines adjacent to the Observatory late morning. A Wheatear was noted in the dunes, and six Spoonbills were again on the Broadwater which included several begging juvenile birds.

The moth trap held seventeen species of moth, which included several fresh Heart and Darts and a Buff Ermine.
Adult Spoonbill being harassed by a begging juvenile

Buff Ermine

Heart and Dart

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Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Kelling Quags at 2.29pm then flew east
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER singing Cley still 1.30pm by road 200yds east of Wiveton stone bridge +showing
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +8.Common Cranes flew over. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling West Runton at Water Lane on chimney at 7.50am but no further sign by late morning
Norfolk no sign of Rose-coloured Starling Cley at NE end +just south of A149 Coast Road at Sea Lawn NR25 7RZ
Norfolk no news on Rose-coloured Starling Cley
Norfolk no news on Rose-coloured Starling just north of North Walsham at Swafield
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling reported West Runton
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh at 8.30am
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER singing Cley by road just east of Wiveton stone bridge
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day 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 no sign of Caspian Tern 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes viewed from river bank. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.438.193
Norfolk no sign of Blyth's Reed Warbler 1ml NE of North Walsham at Pigneys Wood by canal 5am-6.30am. Walk 300yds NW along canal footpath from car park +showing on +off TG.296.315