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Holme Bird ObservatoryThursday 25th June 2020

A single adult Spoonbill was on the Broadwater early morning, along with two rather smart breeding plumaged Spotted Redshanks. A Tawny Owl was a surprise, flushed from the trapping area first thing, who immediately flew back into the Pines.
The moth trap produced 57 species, a big increase from yesterday with the catch including two Swallowtail moths, a Red-necked Footman, Kent Black Arches, Lime Spec Pug, White-line Dart, Beautiful Hook-tip and some smart micro moths, namely Pearl Grass-veneer and White-foot Bell.
Butterflies were also active in the sunshine with pride of place going to an approachable Comma, pictured below.


Distant Spotted Redshanks on the Broadwater

Red-necked Footman

White-foot Bell (Epilema foenella)

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Norfolk Great White Egret Dickleburgh Moor at 3pm
Norfolk 22.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 10.54am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Snettisham RSPB still in car park at 7.30am
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem St.Olaves flew over garden towards Ashby mid morning
Norfolk 5.probable Balearic S'waters flew east past Sheringham at 9am
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands reported y'day Welney WWT