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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 5th August 2020


Another blustery day with the only sightings of note being a small movement of Sandwich Terns (23) and Common Terns (21) west into the Wash during a half hour sea watch.

The moth trap was unsurprisingly quiet, due primarily to the weather conditions though still produced 30 species, with the highlight being a worn, but still impressive, Star-wort.

Star-wort

Small and smart in its own way, a Thicket Knot-horn (Acrobsis Suavella) also in the trap 
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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv 2mls west of Wighton over field just west of B1105 west of Crabbe Castle Farm at c2.30pm TF.904.395 [from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme]
Norfolk Little Stint ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 2.15pm
Norfolk 2.Southern Migrant Hawker dragonflies Thompson Common still right of main car park on dry pit beyond 1st muddy pit this morning
Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets (2.juvs) between Burnham Norton +Burnham Deepdale still on marshes at 8.45am +45+Spoonbills
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Snettisham RSPB still +15.Spotted Redshanks 4.Spoonbills
Norfolk White Stork flew west over Cromer at 8.36am
Norfolk no further sign of White Stork Overstrand /Royal Cromer Golf Course by 8.27am
Norfolk White Stork flew low west over Overstrand at c7.44am +may have landed on Cromer Golf Course