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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 18th July 2020

On the sea today a Fulmar, 3 Little Terns and 14 Sandwich Terns were recorded, and a Great White Egret flew across the grazing marsh mid morning. A Red Kite was over the village and 58 Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were also of note. A Hobby flew east along the Broadwater, and a Bar-headed Goose of unknown origin was with the Greylag flock.


Moths were abundant today with 75 species caught. Highlights included 2 Small Emerald, Latticed Heath, Oak Eggar, Marbled Clover, Haworth's Pug, 3 Drinkers, Barred Yellow, 2 Kent Black Arches, 2 Ruby Tigers, Clouded Border, Rosy Footman, 3 Mother of Pearl, Nutmeg, 2 Early Thorn, 2 White-line Darts, Dusky Sallow, 2 Pine Hawks, 3 Rustic, Buff Tip, Brown Tail, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, Garden Tiger, Fen Wainscot, Bright-line Brown-eye, Small Blood Vein, Silky Wainscot, Webbs Wainscot, Dunbar, Sand Dart, Elephant Hawk, Clay, Dark Arches, and 4 Least Carpets.

Below: Marbled Clover, Webb's Wainscot, Silky Wainscot




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Norfolk 2.Common Scoters (1.drk) Wroxham Broad mid a'noon tho mobile
Norfolk Garganey on Thursday Breydon Water
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +2.Spoonbills still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Cley NWT this morning
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey