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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 9th July 2020

A grey and drizzly day with increasing north-easterly breeze. A Great White Egret flew over heading east and 14+ Black-tailed Godwits were around the grazing marshes, with 4 Greenshank flying west @ 9.10am.

In the moth traps today 4 Common Footmen, a Cinnabar, 2 Light Arches, a Brown-tail, 2 Flames, 2 Clays, a Common Emerald, 3 Rustic, an Uncertain, a Marbled Minor agg, a Southern Wainscot, Dwarf Cream Wave and a Rosy Footman were caught.

Below; Rosy Footman and Southern Wainscot




Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Great White Egret Sheringham
Norfolk Scaup drk still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early a'noon. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 31.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 TF.983.437
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Hoopoe reported Stiffkey at campsite then flushed +flew over buildings +no sign late morning
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still 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