A hot and hazy day with some spells of hot sunshine, highlights were 200 Curlew, 37 Black-tailed Godwits, a Med Gull, a Turtle Dove and a Barn Owl in the dunes, 10 Cetti’s Warblers, a Willow Warbler, 8 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail, 4 Bullfinches and a single Crossbill was again in the pines.
In the moth traps 17 Cinnabars, 4 Bordered Whites, 5 Ferns, a Cream Bordered Green Pea, 13 Green Oak Tortrix, a Buff Tip, Knot Grass, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 4 Heart & Darts, 4 Willow Beauties, 4 Vine’s Rustics, 5 Common Swifts, a Sand Dart, 3 Heart & Clubs, 2 Light Brocades, 11 Mottled Rustics, a Flame Shoulder, Garden Carpet, Saltmarsh Plume, 2 Silky Wainscots, 2 Diamond-backs, Rosy Wave, Obscure Wainscot, Riband Wave, 3 White Ermine, Eyed, Small Elephant and Poplar Hawk, Green Carpet, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Small Blood-vein, 3 Turnips, 3 Lyme Grass, Dark Arches, Small Magpie, 2 Small Wavend Umbers, and a superb Golden Cinnabar.
Butteflies included Small Heath, the first Meadow Browns, Brimstone and Holly Blue.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM RARE BIRD ALERT
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Hickling Broad NWT again 1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh at 2.20pm 52.7390,1.6021
Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT at Lady Fen from cafe veranda
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male north of Kelling still 12.52pm at Kelling Water Meadow at south end from metal gate at Meadow Lane
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male north of Kelling still 11.58am at Kelling Quag
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Kelling west of track to Kelling Quag in hedge in field just before small copse at 10.15am
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing Pensthorpe Water Fowl Park still by Starmoor Pit viewed from path by wildflower meadow 52.8195,0.8947. Open 10am-5pm, £14.95 non-members NR21 0LN
Norfolk still no further sign of Paddyfield Warbler Cley NWT in rough grass just east of overflow beach car park by 10am NR25 7RY
Norfolk possible Red-footed Falcon male Weybourne flew west past Weybourne Camp 100yds offshore at 8.19am
Norfolk no sign of Paddyfield Warbler Cley NWT in rough grass just east of overflow beach car park at 7.30am NR25 7RY
Norfolk repeat: PADDYFIELD WARBLER Cley NWT in rough grass just east of overflow beach car park at 5am NR25 7RY
Norfolk PADDYFIELD WARBLER Cley NWT in rough grass just east of overflow beach car park at 5am NR25 7RY