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21st July 2023

1702 Small Fan-footed Wave (Wing span 15-20mm)

On the sea today 19 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 51 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Little Terns, 37 Sandwich and 7 Common Terns were recorded. Also of note were 2 Little Ringed Plovers, 12 Whimbrel, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Med Gulls, 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Sand Martins, 25 Swallows, 6 House Martins and a Stonechat.

Moths included a Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 4 Least Carpets, a Small Emerald, 12 Common Footmen, 4 Brown Tails, 14 Scarce Footmen, 9 Ruby Tigers, 2 Dwarf Cream Waves, 3 Single Dotted Waves, 2 Kent Black Arches, 3 Smoky Wainscots, 23 Rustics, a Scalloped Oak, 2 Garden Tigers, 3 Uncertains, a Haworth’s Pug, a Swallowtail, a White-lined Dart, a Rosy Footman, 2 Dark Arches, a Cloaked Minor, Fen Wainscot, Knot Grass, 7 Large Yellow Underwings, 1 Archer’s Dart, a Nutmeg, a Southern Wainscot, Shaded Broad-bar, 2 Silver Ys, 2 Humming-bird Hawk Moths and a Latticed Heath.

Around the pond at least one Scarce Emerald was still present, and butterflies included Essex Skipper, Small Copper and Painted Lady.

Norfolk Quail on Wednesday just east of Wells at North Point Pools at c2pm c52.9512,0.8746
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers’ Way 52.7330,1.5875. Use Potter Heigham village hall c’pk +walk E to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E on track, N thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool at 2.20pm 52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv flew west past Sidestrand 7.30am-9am c52.9113,1.3634
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Welney WWT still from Main Observatory at 1.35pm 52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cley NWT on Simmonds’ Scrape c52.9587,1.0550
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Breydon Water +2.Spoonbills c52.6121,1.7156
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad (yellow ringed) from east end of Potter Heigham Marshes again over Heigham Sound at 10.04am 52.7185,1.5995. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.BEE-EATERS 1/2ml SE of Trimingham again at sand quarry from viewpoint at 9.36am. 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 Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 7am +2.ad.Little Stints still 6.Spoonbills 3.Turtle Doves 11.Spotted Redshanks c52.8605,0.4445
Norfolk Garganey Cantley beet factory. Sign in at security upon arrival +follow footpath SE along River Yare. No other access NR13 3SH