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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 27th July 2020

A very blustery and wet day.

A White Satin moth from the Obs moth trap. Other species included Garden Tiger, Poplar Hawk, Pine Hawk, Ruby Tiger, Scalloped Oak, Drinker, Rustic, Uncertain, Common Rustic, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Flame Shoulder, Smoky Wainscot, Scarce, Common and Dingy Footman, Rosy Footman and Oak Eggar.

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Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (ad +juv) Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool this morning +1s.Little Gull still
Norfolk 2.Garganey just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 1.18pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Roseate Tern ad Snettisham RSPB still on southern pit at 12.54pm (+Spoonbill still)
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide
Norfolk 16.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 10.40am
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 3.Garganey (ad.fem +2.young) still Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 8.46am
Norfolk Garganey juv y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills y'day flew west over Weybourne Camp at 8pm