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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 3rd August 2020

A Hobby gave superb views south of the Broadwater early afternoon, and a Whimbrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, a Cetti's Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat were highlights.

At least 4 Migrant Hawkers were feeding around the pond, and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia. In the moth traps 22 Scarce Footmen, a Scallop Shell, 16 Cloaked Minors, 6 Riband Wave, a Sharp-angled Peacock, 3 Common Footmen, 2 Small Blood Vein, 4 Garden Pebble, a Pretty Chalk Carpet, 3 Least Carpet, 3 Straw Underwing, 3 Dingy Footmen, a Large Yellow Underwing, 5 Rustics, 6 Dark Arches, 2 Single Dotted Waves, a Rosy Minor, a Lychnis, 4 Rosy Footmen, 2 Ruby Tigers, 2 Knot Grass, 2 Yellow Tails, a Pine Hawk, 2 Shaded Broad-bars, 2 Archer's Darts, 2 Flounced Rustics, 3 Garden Tigers, a Wormwood Pug, a Dusky Sallow and a Silky Wainscot.


Pretty Chalk Carpet


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Norfolk Redwing y'day Sparham GPs in morning
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Welney WWT +10.Common Cranes
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv west of Wighton till c2.10pm east of Field Barn in tree south of road then flew west TF.929.398
Norfolk Quail male singing Thorpe Marriott still by Marriott's Way in field at end of Felsham Way at 2.30pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv west of Wighton +east of Field Barn in tree south of road at 1.15pm TF.929.398
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv south of Binham viewed from Warham Camp late morning
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv flew high SE over Burnham Thorpe towards Little Walsingham at c9.30am
Norfolk possible Montagu's Harrier male NE of Fakenham by Thorpland Road flew over hedge briefly
Norfolk 33.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Cory's S'water flew west past Titchwell RSPB at 9am
Norfolk Spoonbill juv Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (1s +2.juvs) y'day Cromer on beach in evng
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still at Patsy's Pool at 6.20am