At sea 15 Gannets, 15 Common Scoter, 8+ Sandwich and 3 Little Terns were passing, with 7 Black-tailed Godwits flying east and 30 Curlew on the beach.
The moth day was hampered by rather poor weather conditions on Friday night, but in the Observatory traps the highlights were a European Corn Borer, 2 Smoky Wainscots, 19 Rustics, 7 Large Yellow Underwings, a Dunbar, 5 Common Footmen, a Latticed Heath, 8 Scarce Footmen, 4 Ruby Tigers, 7 Silver Ys, a Clay, 3 Uncertains, 2 Pine Hawk Moths, 4 Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, 4 Lesser Yellow Underwings, a Common Rustic, Coronet, a Brown-line Bright-eye, Fen Wainscot, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Cloaked Minor, Single Dotted Wave, Riband Wave, Dark Arches, Silky Wainscot and Drinker Moth. Many thanks to those who attended and brought their moths.
Three males and a female Scarce Emerald Damselfly continued to stay around the Obs pond.
A few butterflies were still on the wing too, with Peacock, Red Admiral, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown recorded.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM RARE BIRD ALERT
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Welney WWT still c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk 2.Glossy Ibises Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at Fen Hide then flew towards Tower Hide at 10.30am 52.6064,1.4562
Norfolk 3.BEE-EATERS 1/2ml SE of Trimingham still 11.50am in sand quarry from viewpoint. 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 3.BEE-EATERS 1/2ml SE of Trimingham still in sand quarry from viewpoint at 9am. 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 10.37am at Colney GPs on Lodge Pit viewable from top of Chapel Break Road from gate south of New Road tho distant 52.6381,1.2093 NR5 9EZ
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool 52.9579,1.0544
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 8.36am tho distant 52.6381,1.2093 NR5 9EZ