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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 3rd June 2020

A change in weather as predicted with the wind picking up in strength and temperature dropping.
Four Spoonbills, an adult and three juveniles, were on the Broadwater during the morning and other species noted during the day included Hobby, Cuckoo, Barn Owl and Black-tailed Godwit (5).

Moth species trapped over night included Willow Beauty, Straw Dot, Snout, Dog's Tooth and Campion.

Dog's Tooth


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Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still +Great White Egret
Norfolk possible Black Kite flew west over Wereham at 10.49am [seen from moving vehicle]
Norfolk 15.Common Cranes y'day Hickling Broad NWT tho mobile
Norfolk Garganey y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT still on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way +Great White Egret