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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 7th September 2020

Another 37 Pink-feet came in off the sea today and a Hobby flew over the pines. Around the marshes 80 Wigeon, a Great White Egret, 8 Whimbrel, and 30 Black-tailed Godwits were counted. At least 80 House Martins and 15 Swallows were feeding over the marshes and 2 Cetti's Warblers, 4 Blackcaps and a Lesser Whitethroat were also noted.

In the moth traps 3 Dingy Footmen, 7 Flounced Rustics, 2 Brimstones, 5 White-line Darts, 11 Square-spot Rustics, 20 Large Yellow Underwings, 4 Lesser Yellow Underwings, 6 Archer's Darts, a Willow Beauty, a Rusty-dot Pearl, Ruby Tiger, Blood Vein, 2 Yellow Belles, 3 Silver Ys, a White Point, 3 Vine's Rustics, a Setaceous Hebrew Character, Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 2 Turnips and a Pale Mottled Willow were caught.

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Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both juvs) Cromer still on beach
Norfolk 2.Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml SE of Cantley still at Cantley beet factory. Sign-in at gate +keep to footpaths NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB still +juv.Curlew Sand
Norfolk 2.Red-backed Shrikes (both 1w) still Waxham SE of Shangri-la chalet +SE of Money Lane this morning cTG.446.258
Norfolk 9.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still from sea wall near bench at 12.55pm
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT still from Friends Hide +2.Spotted Redshanks Cattle Egret Great White Egret
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne still at Weybourne Camp in brambles by pines viewed from beach
Norfolk Barred Warbler Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still from A149 late morning +Great White Egret
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still Waxham SE of Shangri-la chalet +SE of Money Lane 100yds west of white caravan cTG.446.258
Norfolk Grey Plover Norwich flew WSW over Newmarket Street at 7.42am
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes in brambles at start of boardwalk (not Wryneck)
Norfolk Wryneck Burnham Overy Dunes in brambles at start of boardwalk
Norfolk no sign of juv.White-winged Black Tern 1ml SE of Cantley at Cantley beet factory by 7.10am. Sign-in at gate +keep to footpaths NR13 3ST