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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 21st July 2020

Bird highlights today included a vocal and mobile Crossbill in the Pines, a Greenshank on the Broadwater, and two calling Golden Plover over heading east.

The moth traps were as expected on the busy side with 41 species trapped, which included Swallow Prominent, Ruby Tiger, Drinker, Early Thorn and Garden Tiger. The most numerous were the Footman, with 20 Common, 19 Scarce and two Rosy caught.

Scarce and Common Footman

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Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still flew to reedbed at 2.53pm
Norfolk Roseate Tern flew past Kelling Hard at 9.05am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA this a'noon then flew south
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 10.Spotted Redshanks Snettisham RSPB on pits at 8am at high tide
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still east of track to river
Norfolk Spoonbill 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 Curlew Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance tho distant. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Quail male singing Thorpe Marriott in field at end of Felsham Way at 9.17am (for 4th day)