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31st July 2023

2297 Copper Underwing (Wing span 40-52mm)

At sea today 4 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmars, an Arctic Skua east, 75 Sandwich Terns and 12 Common Terns were recorded, with waders on the marshes including 25 Golden Plover, 6 Whimbrel, 102 Curlew, 21 Black-tailed Godwits, 28 Bar-tailed Godwits (including a leuctistic individual), a Common Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank. Also of interest were 7 Med Gulls and a Turtle Dove near the Saltings,

In the moth traps today 5 Garden Tigers, a Fen Wainscot, Cloaked Minor, 5 Garden Grass Veneers, 2 Nutmegs, 7 Scarce Footmen, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, a Scalloped Oak, a Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 2 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, a Mouse Moth, a Common Rustic, 3 Ruby Tigers, 3 Turnips, 6 Rustics, a Dingy Footman, a White-line Dart, 2 Flame Shoulders, 3 Large Yellow Underwings, a Buff Ermine, a Silver Y, a Copper Underwing (pictured) and a Lesser Yellow Underwing.

Norfolk Pec Sand ad just east of Wells still early a’noon at North Point Pools on east side tho elusive. Park in small car park north off A149 52.9513,0.8746
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cromer again offshore
Norfolk 4.Caspian Gulls (3s 1s 2.juvs) Sheringham on sea off shelter 52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool at 11.15am 52.9578,1.0558
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on pool by hide 52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk Garganey reported Pensthorpe Natural Park on Wader Scrape c52.8209,0.8974
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both juvs) Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow on beach c52.9526,1.1181
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide 52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Pec Sand ad just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on east side. Park in small car park north off A149 52.9513,0.8746
Norfolk Spoonbill y’day Cantley Marshes RSPB still c52.5734,1.5018
Norfolk Night Heron 1s on Friday Cantley beet factory in evng but no sign since. Sign in at security upon arrival +follow footpath SE along River Yare. No other access NR13 3SH 52.5692,1.5281
Norfolk Honey Buzzard y’day flew over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB again 3pm