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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 17th August 2020

A Greenish Warbler was present in the silver birch on the NOA reserve on and off during the day. Though sometimes mobile it was often vocal. Late morning it was seen with up to 4 Pied Flycatchers, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. On the NWT reserve a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Short-eared Owl, at least 2 further Pied Flycatchers, 3 Whinchats, Lesser Whitethroat and a Wheatear were recorded. A Great White Egret, 3 Spoonbills, Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 2 Yellow Wagtails were also of note around the recording area.

 
Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes by Steve Newman

Insects today included 4 White Points, 17 Flounced Rustics, 10 Straw Underwings, 2 Dingy Footmen, 6 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a Yellow Shell, 5 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, a Rosy Footman, a Drinker, 2 Archer's Darts, 3 Flame Shoulders, 8 Large Yellow Underwings, an Angle Shades, 2 Cloaked Minors, 6 Silver Y, 3 Turnips, a White-lined Dart, Small Square Spot, Ear sp and a Gold Spot.

Butterflies included Painted Lady, Small Heath, Brown Argus, Wall Brown, Gatekeeper and Red Admiral.

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Norfolk Garganey drk Welney WWT from Lyle Hide
Norfolk Little Gull juv Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Reedbed mid a'noon
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Blakeney Point still 1pm in sycamores in plantation (+2+Pied Flys). Stay out of fenced areas
Norfolk Pied Fly just east of Wells at North Point Pools still by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance by coast path at 1.08pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 36.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen this a'noon. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance this a'noon. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 3.Pied Flys Sidestrand this morning
Norfolk no further sign of Greenish Warbler 2/3ml NW of Stiffkey in Campsite Wood c100yds east of sewage block by c1.20pm. From A149 Wells Road take Green Way +park at end +take path thru wood
Norfolk Wryneck Winterton still in South Dunes 100yds south of lighthouse by slope before private green steps at c11.10am tho elusive (+Pied Fly)
Norfolk 6+Pied Flys Wells Woods at The Dell
Norfolk Pied Fly Warham Greens this morning
Norfolk Pom Skua ad flew west past Cley NWT 8am-9am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Holme NOA still 12.10pm in birch midway along bank
Norfolk Wood Warbler Wells Woods by main path at 8.15am with tit flock
Norfolk Pied Fly Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill at 10.45am
Norfolk 5+Pied Flys Great Yarmouth Cemetery
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER 2/3ml NW of Stiffkey still c11.10am in Campsite Wood c100yds east of sewage block tho elusive (+Pied Fly). From A149 Wells Road take Green Way +park at end +take path thru wood
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER 1.5mls NNE of Wells still at East Hills in central sycamore wood at 10.56am +1w.Red-backed Shrike still (+15+Pied Flys). No parking at Warham Greens cTF.925.458
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Holme Dunes still at Holme NOA
NOrfolk 4.Pied Flys Blakeney Point +6.Spoonbills
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER 2/3ml NW of Stiffkey still 10.45am in Campsite Wood east of sewage block. From A149 Wells Road take Green Way +park at end +take path thru wood
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Blakeney Point still mid morning in Lifeboat Station bushes +showing well. Stay out of fenced area
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER 2/3ml NW of Stiffkey in Campsite Wood east of sewage block. From A149 Wells Road take Green Way +park at end +take path thru wood
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water at South Wall near pumphouse
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew east past Kelling at 7.20am (Wood Sand Kelling Water Meadows still +Pied Fly)
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh early morning +juv.Little Stint still. 3.Spoonbills still on tidal pool
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Thornham Point still early morning
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme at Gore Point in scrub on south side of footpath at 7.45am
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +6.Garganey. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER still Blakeney Point in Lifeboat Station bushes +showing well. Stay out of fenced area
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Holme Dunes