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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 10th July 2020

A rather mixed day with heavy showers and sunny spells. Two Wigeon were still around the Broadwater and a Greenshank flew over calling, with 2 Black-tailed Godwits on the grazing marsh and a Sandwich Tern over the Broadwater. A juvenile Tawny Owl was calling from the pines and a Lesser Whitethroat was heard along the east bank.

In the moth traps 8 Common Footmen, 2 Cinnabars, a Middle-barred Minor, 2 Short-cloaked Moths, 3 Scarce Footmen, a Brown Tail, a Marbled Minor agg, Silver Y, Nutmeg and Dark Arches were caught.

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Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew east past Weybourne Camp 6.30-9.30am
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT at 11.46am [via webcam]
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT still in SE corner of Pat's Pool from car park +Spoonbill still
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still along beach
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly Winterton in North Dunes
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Cley NWT still from East Bank