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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 24th June 2020

As forecast a rather warm day here at the coast, with a slight breeze offering a degree of relief.
Bird wise things were rather quiet, with the most noteworthy sightings being a Red Kite over the obs and at least two vocal Mediterranean Gulls around the Broadwater.
The moth trap was surprising quiet too, producing only nineteen species, the most colourful the Barred Yellow pictured below.


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Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Snettisham at Ken Hill Marsh at 6.30am then flew south