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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 12th September 2020

On the sea today 4 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, 10 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Sandwich Terns, 6 Common Terns and 9 Arctic Terns were noted. Two Great White Egrets were at the back of the marsh. Two Red Kites passed over the pines and a Water Rail was heard, with 4 Whimbrel, 2 Avocets and 60+ Black-tailed Godwits were recorded. A Barn Owl, two Tawny Owls and a Wheatear were also of interest.

Moths included 5 Archer's Darts, 14 Square-spot Rustics, a Snout, a Canary-shouldered Thorn, 8 Large Yellow Underwings, 4 Silver Ys, 8 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 White-line Darts, 1 Flounced Rustic, 2 Rosy Rustics, a Centre-barred Sallow, 2 Vine's Rustics, a Lunar Underwing and a White Point.

Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper, Small Heath and a late Gatekeeper.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Norwich north of Stafford Street flew east at c2.45pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 10.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy with cattle at 2.08pm
Norfolk 6.Spotted Redshanks Snettisham RSPB on Pit.4
Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks Dickleburgh Moor NR still
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 12.08pm +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 45.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 Pec Sand juv still 10.20am Dickleburgh Moor NR (+2.Spotted Redshanks still) TM.173.831
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still Dickleburgh Moor NR TM.173.831
Norfolk Garganey just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +Great White Egret Spoonbill. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over West Runton at 8.40am
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still 7.51am +2+Curlew Sands still
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne at 7.40am