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9th July 2023

2031 White Satin Moth (Wing span 37-50mm)

A Spoonbill was on the Broadwater and a Greeshank flew through calling.

In the moth traps a huge catch of 96 species included a Lappet, Small Elephant and Elephant Hawk Moth, White Satin Moth (pictured), 12 Silver Ys, 6 Least Carpets, a Latticed Heath, 3 Scarce Footmen, 17 Common Footmen, 3 Buff Tips, 5 Smoky Wainscots, 8 Dwarf Cream Wave, a female Oak Eggar, 12 Dark Arches, Least Yellow Underwing, 5 Uncertain, Lesser Yellow Underwing, 33 Rustic, Poplar Grey, 59 Large Yellow Underwings, 6 Double Square-spots, a Kent Black Arches, White-lined and Archers Darts, Cloaked Minor, Brown-veined Wainscot, 4 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, Riband Wave, 4 Mottled Rustics, 3 Heart& Club, 2 Heart & Darts, 2 Dog’s Tooth, Small Fan-footed Wave, Silky Wainscot, Single Dotted Wave, 4 Fen Wainscots, Lyme Grass, Common Rustic, 4 Nutmegs, Barred Straw, Ruby Tiger, Small Emerald, 2 Sand Darts, Obscure Wainscot, Small Blood-vein, Clay, Dunbar, 3 Ferns, Southern Wainscot and Round-winged Muslin.

Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cantley beet factory still on east pit. Sign in at security upon arrival +follow footpath SE along River Yare. No other access NR13 3SH 52.5692,1.5281
Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on Freshmarsh at 11.15am c52.9684,0.6077
Norfolk Glossy Ibis y’day Cantley Marshes RSPB again c52.5734,1.5018
Norfolk Garganey fem Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from reception hide at 10.47am tho elusive 52.6064,1.4562
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Cley NWT still on The Serpentine from East Bank 52.9584,1.0663
Norfolk Long-eared Owl imm Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still 8.47am near visitor centre +showing well on +off 52.6064,1.4562
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool at 10.19am 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk LESSER SCAUP drk 3.5mls WNW of Norwich still at Colney GPs on Lodge Pit viewable from top of Chapel Break Road from gate south of New Road at 7.30am tho distant 52.6381,1.2093 NR5 9EZ
Norfolk Long-eared Owl imm Strumpshaw Fen RSPB again near visitor centre 52.6064,1.4562
Norfolk 3.BEE-EATERS 1/2ml SE of Trimingham still in sand quarry on wires from viewpoint at 7.10am. 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