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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday19th August

Very quiet day the Greenish Warbler and Icterine Warbler were both reported as brief views early on but no further sign. A Black Tern was seen on the sea watch. Only 3 birds caught, all juvenile, including Sedge Warbler, Common Whitethroat and a Blue Tit!

139 moths of 42 species were caught this morning including a gorgeous Frosted Orange, one Poplar Hawk moth and most numerous were Flounced Rustic with 40 recorded.

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Norfolk 14.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh at 8am
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Salthouse by Beach Road
Norfolk Pom Skua Cley NWT flew west past beach car park (juv.Wood Sand Snipe's Marsh)
Norfolk Wryneck Holme NWT in Forestry at 1.30pm
Norfolk Icterine Warbler Wells Woods again at The Dell at 11.15am with tit flock
Norfolk Wood Sand Cantley beet factory still this morning NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 12.45pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 1+Garganey just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance early a'noon +hybrid Ruddy Shelduck. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Pied Fly Sheringham still in cemetery
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Wells Woods on east side of The Dell
Norfolk 3.Pied Flys Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Dersingham Bog late morning
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Holme NOA still +Icterine Warbler
Norfolk Pied Fly 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill at 6.30am
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB still on pits +Black Tern
Norfolk 3.Pied Flys y'day Sheringham in cemetery