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14th July 2023

Whimbrel -Redwell – Gary Elton

Highlights today were 4 Spoonbills, 2 Whimbrel (pictured), 22 Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank, 32 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns at sea, 2 Bearded Tits, 8 Stonechats and a Treecreeper.

In the moth traps today 5 Brown Tails, an Early Thorn, Ruby Tiger, Sharp-angled Peacock, 4 Uncertains, 25 Rustics, 4 Riband Waves, 7 Scarce Footmen, a Dingy Footman, 2 Bright-line Brown-eyes, 8 Common Footmen, Small Waved Umber, 2 Mottled Rustics, 3 Single Dotted Waves, a Brown-line Bright-eye, 2 Clays, a Bee Moth, 3 Rosy Footmen, a Privet Hawk Moth, 3 Silver Ys, a Lesser Yellow Underwing, 2 Latticed Heaths, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot, 3 Common Rustics, an Obscure Wainscot, Rosy Minor, Lyme Grass, Nutmeg, Southern Wainscot, 5 Large Yellow Underwings, Smoky Wainscot, 2 Cloaked Minors, Small Emerald, Dark Arches, Fern, Double Squre-spot, Yellow-tail and a Mere Wainscot were caught.

Three Scarce Emerald Damselflies were around the pond.

Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool 52.9579,1.0544 (juv.Caspian Gull on Simmonds’ Scrape)
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv (Dutch-ringed) Cromer still on beach east of pier at 11.50am 52.9326,1.3024
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool by wind pump at 10.51am 52.5869,1.4732
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew west over Ranworth Broad at 10.55am 52.6849,1.4824
Norfolk 3.BEE-EATERS 1/2ml SE of Trimingham still in sand quarry from viewpoint at 9.30am. Park in designated field south of Gimingham Rd/ Mundesley Rd jctn 7am-7pm +view only from viewpoint. £5 per person 52.8943,1.3957 NR11 8DZ
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 8.35am 52.6381,1.2093 NR5 9EZ