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17th July 2023

020a Garden Tiger

Highlights today were 3 Spoonbills on the beach, a Whimbrel flying over east and 2 Common Sandpipers and a Greenshank around the Broadwater.

In the moth traps today 4 Brown Tails, 2 Garden Tigers, a Pine Hawk Moth, Common Footman, 2 Mottled Rustics, Dark Arches, 2 Kent Black Arches, 10 Garden Grass Veneers, 1 Silver Y, 1 Flame, 3 Ruby Tigers, 4 Rustics, 1 Common Rustic, 2 Pine Marbles, 5 Scarce Footmen, 5 Large Yellow Underwings, a Scalloped Oak, Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing and a male Drinker moth were caught.

At least 5 Scarce Emerald Damselflies were at the pond today, with 3 Migrant Hawkers and 4 Common Darters also on the wing around the reserve.

Butterflies were numerous with Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Red Admiral, Green-veined White, Small White, Large White

Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT still 52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk no further sign of ad.Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB by 12.30pm 52.9672,0.6048
Norfolk Pec Sand ad Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh from Island Hide at 6.55am then flew 52.9672,0.6048
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 briefly 12.10pm tho distant 52.6381,1.2093 NR5 9EZ
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Welney WWT flew over visitor centre c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre on Brendan’s Marsh at 11.32am c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT 1/3ml ESE of visitor centre viewable from far end of Brendan’s Marsh at 11.24am c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk 3.BEE-EATERS 1/2ml SE of Trimingham still in sand quarry from viewpoint at 11.05am. 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 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool from Bishop’s Hide at 9.16am (+8.Spoonbills) 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Spoonbill y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB again