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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 7th July 2020

Bird wise there were again Crossbills in the Pines, two today, which flew off east calling mid morning. A vocal Greenshank was also around the Broadwater.

The moth traps produced 28 species, which included Rosy Footman, Small Emerald, Double Square Spot and Bordered Pug.

Crossbill in the pines above the Observatory

Rosy Footman


Small Emerald
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Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Cley NWT: 1.Simmonds' Scrape, 1.Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 4.Balearic S'waters flew west past Cley NWT 9am-10.30am (+Puffin. juv.Spoonbill flew west over West Bank)
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB still 9.15am