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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 1st July 2020

Bird sightings today included a Spoonbill and two Greenshanks on the Broadwater, a reeling Grasshopper Warbler near the NOA carpark and a Cuckoo in and around the pines.
The spells of sunshine during the day brought an increase in Butterfly activity, with Red Admirals particularly noticeable and a  Humming Bird Hawk-moth was feeding on the Viper's Bugloss near the Observatory building.
A noticeable increase in the number of moths in the traps today, which included Pine Hawk-moth, Dark/Grey Dagger, Dog's Tooth, Barred Yellow, Common Emerald and Lychnis.

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Norfolk 28+Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen +Great White Egret. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad again 10.55am

Cuckoo in the pines this afternoon.

Dark/Grey Dagger

Barred Yellow