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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 22nd July 2020

A distinct Mediterranean feel to the start of the day with six Spoonbills, two Great White and three Little Egrets noted on and around the Broadwater. Two Red Kites were noted and a juvenile Peregrine disturbed everything in its wake as it powered across the grazing marsh, and both Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers were present in the pines.

Moths caught today included Fern, Spectacle, Poplar Hawk-moth,  Least Yellow Underwing, Rosy Minor, Oak Eggar, Shaded Broad-bar and Red Twin-spot Carpet.

Poplar Hawk-moth

The well named 'Spectacle' moth


Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Great White Egret between Blakeney +Cley at 11am
Norfolk Quail male singing Bodham in barley field between allotments +lower Bodham at 11.20am
Norfolk 2.Black Terns (both ads) Snettisham RSPB +8.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 4.Garganey (ad.fem +3.young) still Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Kelling Heath in birch by road at 7.36am
Norfolk repeat: LITTLE CRAKE male singing reported y'day SE of Irstead by River Ant just south of Irstead Staithe at 11.45pm TG.368.203
MEGA Norfolk LITTLE CRAKE male singing reported y'day SE of Irstead by River Ant just south of Irstead Staithe at 11.45pm TG.368.203