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Holme Bird Observatory Friday 11th September 2020

On the sea today a single Fulmar flew west and 16 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, 3 Little Terns, 70+ Sandwich Terns, 16 Common Terns and a juvenile Arctic Tern were recorded. A flock of 80 Black-tailed Godwits were on the grazing marsh and 3 Great White Egrets were of note. Five Stonechats were on Holme Golf Course and 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling. A Merlin and a Red Kite were also of interest.

In the moth traps a Gold Spot, 5 Archers Darts, 12 Square-spot Rustics, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 4 Lunar Underwings, a Frosted Orange, 11 Large Yellow Underwings, 7 Silver Ys, 2 White-line Darts, 3 Brimstone, a Vine's Rustic, a Ruby Tiger, 2 Centre-barred Sallows, a Green Carpet, a Flounced Rustic, Double-striped Pug, Large Wainscot and Light Emerald were caught.

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy still on saltmarsh at 3.59pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Dickleburgh Moor NR TM.173.831
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still 2.39pm Dickleburgh Moor NR (+3.Spotted Redshanks still) TM.173.831
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands Cley NWT still
Norfolk 10.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy on saltmarsh at 11am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Heacham flew south over South Beach 7.30-9.30am
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still 11.05am Dickleburgh Moor NR (+3.Spotted Redshanks still) TM.173.831
Norfolk 35.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 Garganey just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 10am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still 10.30am Dickleburgh Moor NR TM.173.831
Norfolk 5.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.46am
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.28am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach at end of boardwalk at 9.36am. Little Stint still on freshmarsh +2.Curlew Sands still
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne at 7.41am
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still Dickleburgh Moor NR (+3.Spotted Redshanks still) TM.173.831
Norfolk Osprey 2mls NW of Mulbarton at Kettringham Hall over lake at 7.11am then flew towards Ladybelt Ctry Park