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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 24th July 2020

Sea-watching today produced 9 Common Scoters, 12 Gannets, 16 Little Terns, an adult Black Tern west, 128 Sandwich Terns, 8 Common Terns and an adult Arctic Tern west. A Med Gull, Great White Egret, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrel and a juvenile Stonechat were also of note.

Moths included Poplar and Pine Hawks, a Tree Lichen Beauty, Garden Tiger, Rosy Footman, Least Carpet, Dusky Sallow, Southern Wainscot, Mother of Pearl, Kent Black Arches, Coxcomb Prominent, Pebble Prominent, Ruby Tiger, Least Yellow Underwing, Latticed Heath, White-line Dart, Lyme Grass, Shore Wainscot, Brown-line Bright-eye, Rustic, Dingy, Common and Scarce Footman.

Tree Lichen Beauty and Poplar Hawk Moth

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Norfolk Wood Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh from viewpoint
Norfolk 2+Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB from South Hide +3.Turtle Doves still