A stormy day with heavy rain at lunch time. Highlights were few but included a Whimbrel, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, a Spoonbill on the Broadwater, 2 Med Gulls, 2 juvenile Green Woodpeckers in the pines and a light passage of Swallows and hirundines during the afternoon, and a pair of Stonechats along the east bank.
The rough weather affected the moth catch with 6 Scarce Footmen, a Brown-line Bright-eye, 3 Common Rustics, a Dingy Footman, 2 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, a Yellow-tail, 2 Dark Arches, a Small Emerald, 3 Large Yellow Underwings, a Least Yellow Underwing, 2 Rustics, a Clay, an Uncertain and a Rosy Footman.
Many butterflies were still on the wing with Common Blue, Small Copper and Gatekeeper all noted. Two Ruddy Darters were at the Obs pond.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM RARE BIRD ALERT
Norfolk 6.Spotted Redshanks Snettisham RSPB still this morning +12.Spoonbills c52.8474,0.4479
Norfolk no sign of any Bee-eaters 1/2ml SE of Trimingham from viewpoint by 2pm. 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 CASPIAN TERN reported Hickling Broad NWT again late morning over broad c52.739731643993785
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still 1.40pm on Pat’s Pool from Teal Hide 52.9577,1.0545
Norfolk Brent Goose flew north past Eccles-on-Sea at 1.23pm 52.8101,1.5682
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still early a’noon on Pat’s Pool from Bishop’s Hide 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Sheringham again feeding in gull flock at 11.49am 52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre flew over Brendan’s Marsh at 10.55am c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (yellow ringed) ad Potter Heigham Marshes till 10.45am on NE side from near The Holt then flew towards Hickling 52.7191,1.6079. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) NR29 5JE 52.7104,1.5797
Norfolk Little Gull juv Salthouse south of Gramborough Hill flew west over grazing meadow at 10.25am 52.9528,1.1023
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB again on The Wash at 9.52am c52.8605,0.4445
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (yellow ringed) ad Potter Heigham Marshes still mid morning on NE side from near The Holt 52.7191,1.6079. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) NR29 5JE 52.7104,1.5797
Norfolk Roseate Tern Snettisham RSPB off chalets in tern roost c52.8474,0.4479
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN (yellow ringed) ad Potter Heigham Marshes still on NE side from near The Holt at 6.50am 52.7191,1.6079. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) NR29 5JE 52.7104,1.5797
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls y’day Cley NWT on Arnold’s Marsh in a’noon