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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 15th July 2020

A Great White Egret and 15 Black-tailed Godwits were seen over the grazing marsh and a Green Woodpecker was seen near the Car Park. A sea watch produced counts of 237 Sandwich Tern, 200 Knot, 16 Common Scoters and three Gannets.
The moth trap produced over 40 species again, which included Garden Tiger, Pine and Poplar Hawk-moths, Coxcomb Prominent, Drinker and Chinese Character.

Coxcomb Prominent

Chinese Character
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Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT from East Bank
Norfolk 6.Garganey (ad.fem +5.young) y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Burnham Norton with cattle at midday. 7.Spoonbills on pools. Great White Egret flew east
Norfolk Large Tortoiseshell butterfly still 10am Strumpshaw Fen RSPB in cherry tree by Reception Hide but no further sign by 12.20pm
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters flew west past Cley NWT 8am-10.30am
Norfolk no further sign of Large Tortoiseshell butterfly Strumpshaw Fen RSPB in cherry tree by Reception Hide by 12.20pm
Norfolk Large Tortoiseshell butterfly still Strumpshaw Fen RSPB in cherry tree by Reception Hide at 9am
Norfolk Black Redstart Sea Palling at allotment this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT still in North Drain east of East Bank at 7.45am