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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 11th August 2020

A Pied Flycatcher remained around the west end of the NOA reserve for much of the day. A Whinchat was reported along the east bank. On the sea today 7 Common Scoters, 5 Gannets, 46 Sandwich Terns and 17 Common Terns were recorded. Two Water Rails were heard near the Broadwater and 20 Golden Plovers, 55 Curlew and 30 Black-tailed Godwits were also noted. Nine Common Sandpipers were flying around the Broadwater and 2 Greenshank flew over calling. A Kingfisher was near Redwell Marsh and a Crossbill was also in the pines.

Moths included 19 Flounced Rustics, 10 Cloaked Minors, 20 Dingy Footmen, 3 Drinkers, 7 Sharp-angled Peacocks, 2 Swallow Prominents, 7 Tree-lichen Beauties, 3 Knot Grass, 6 Small Waved Umber, 2 Willow Beauty, 2 Shaded Broad-bar, Lime-speck Pug, Rosy Wave, Breckland Plume, Lychnis, 2 Garden Darts, a Commo Rustic, 2 White Points, 5 White-line Darts, 22 Diamond-backs, 12 Straw Underwings, a Coast Dart, 9 Archer's Darts, 3 Tawny Barred Angles, 4 Silver Ys, an Ear agg, 4 Garden Tigers, a Clouded Buff, 4 Yellow-tails, a Spectacle, 10 Scarce Footmen, a Gold Spot, 4 Angle-barred Pugs, a Rosy Footman, a Least Carpet, a Pebble Prominent and a Large Yellow Underwing.

Below: Tawny Barred Angle and Clouded Buff




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Norfolk Pied Fly Morston along coast path 300yds west of Morston Quay
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT from East Bank +Great White Egret
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park this morning
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance this a'noon +6.Garganey 3.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 1pm west of Titchwell RSPB in bushes just east of Thornham Point
Norfolk no news on Red-backed Shrike Thornham Point since 7.50am
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance early a'noon tho distant. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Wood Sand juv just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys between Stiffkey +Stiffkey Fen
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Wood Sand Kelling Water Meadow still late morning
Norfolk Beautiful Marbled moth last night Cley trapped
Norfolk Black Redstart juv Thornham at Ship Lane /Church Street junction mid morning
Norfolk Wood Sand Kelling Water Meadow still
Norfolk Pied Fly Stiffkey along coast path between campsite wood +Stiffkey Fen
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank 12.Spoonbills
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk Pied Fly Happisburgh in pines by cricket pitch mid morning
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Horsey midway between Horsey Gap +Nelson Head track in dunes opposite post.34 at c7am
Norfolk Pied Fly Burnham Overy Dunes at end of boardwalk
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 7.50am west of Titchwell RSPB in bushes just east of Thornham Point
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike still west of Titchwell RSPB in bushes just east of Thornham Point