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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 8th July 2020

A short sea-watch this morning after the rain had cleared, produced two Gannets flying past heading west, and small flock of around 60 Common Scoter distantly offshore. Two Greenshanks were noted in the company of three Redshanks on the Broadwater and fifteen Black-tailed Godwits flew past heading east.

Moths of note included Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Rosy Footman, Round-winged Muslin, Early Thorn and Archers Dart.

Early Thorn

Archer's Dart

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

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Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT still from East Bank at midday