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29th June 2023



A Spooonbill was on the Broadwater, a Cuckoo flew east along the east bank and 2 Tawny Owls were calling from the pines.

In the moth traps 2 Eyed Hawk Moths, 9 Cinnabars, 5 Bordered Whites, 7 Scarce Footmen, a Smoky Wainscot, 74 Garden Grass Veneers, 11 Piniphila bifasciana, 3 Privet Hawks, a Small Emerald, 2 Barred Yellows, 2 Flames, 2 Lyme Grass, 3 Dwarf Cream Waves, 7 Large Yellow Underwings, 8 Mottled Rustics, 15 Uncertains, 2 Heart & Darts, 10 Sand Darts, 5 Turnips, 7 Common Swifts, a Lesser Yellow Underwing, Peppered Moth, 4 Common Footmen, a Mottled Beauty, a Common White Wave, 3 Nutmegs, 9 Rustics, 8 Dark Arches, a Dog’s Tooth, Rosy Wave, Ingrailed Clay ,4 Silver Ys, a Pine Hawk, Barred Straw, Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, Common Wainscot, 3 Heart & Clubs, Vine’s Rustic, Willow Beauty, 2 Middle-barred Minors, Cloaked Minor and a Fen Wainscot were caught.

A Norfolk Hawker was at NWT hide 1, and Black-tailed Skimmer, Common Darter and Large Red Damselfly were also noted. Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper, Common Blue, Ringlet, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Salthouse still at Iron Road +2.1s.Little Gulls flew west
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Hickling Broad NWT c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh in middle section at 1.41pm with Black-tailed Godwits 52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk 3.BEE-EATERS 1/2ml SE of Trimingham still in sand quarry from viewpoint. Park in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd junction 7am-7pm +view only from viewpoint. £5 per person 52.8943,1.3957 NR11 8DZ
Norfolk no sign of drk.Lesser Scaup west of Norwich at Colney GPs on Colney Pit. View thru gap in trees from Bendish Way /Hancock Court junction NR5 9NW 52.6375,1.2120
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2s just east of Wells at North Point Pools +ad.Spotted Redshank
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN Hickling Broad NWT still 10.25am at Swim Coots. NWT boat trips are available tel.01692-598276 to book [can sometimes be seen over main broad] 52.7341,1.5796
Norfolk FERRUGINOUS DUCK fem Hickling Broad NWT still from observation hide at 6.50am with Tufted Duck 52.7359,1.5919
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN Hickling Broad NWT still on Swim Coots at 7am. Access by NWT boat