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2nd August 2023

Tree Lichen Beauty 1

Up to four Spoonbills were on the Broadwater during the course of the day, along with a Common Sandpiper. Seawatching produced counts of  52 Common Scoter, 14 Gannets and 2 Fulmars. An adult Arctic Tern was noted fishing just offshore and 3 distant Grey Herons were watched crossing the wash towards Lincolnshire. The moth traps were surprisingly productive with a Tree Lichen Beauty the highlight (pictured).


Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still on Simmonds’ Scrape this a’noon 52.9579,1.0544. 3+Caspian Gulls on Pat’s Pool 52.9578,1.0558. 5.Little Gulls on Arnold’s Marsh c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Swallowtail butterfly Cley briefly at 3pm then flew off
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Pensthorpe Natural Park still from Wetland Hide this morning 52.8241,0.8819
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls y’day Cromer again on beach this morning c52.9333,1.2998
Norfolk RSPB viewpoint closes for season at 7pm 1/2ml SE of Trimingham. 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 Wood Sand south of Horsford still north of NDR /A1270 at Pollution Control Point.5 12.15pm-1pm. Park along Brewery Lane 52.6890,1.2435 +walk south then west to pool 52.6903,1.2341. Approach carefully to avoid flushing
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool at 10.15am 52.9578,1.0558
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cromer still east of pier on beach at 9.55am +showing well c52.9330,1.3017
Norfolk Black Tern ad flew east past Cley beach car park at 9am 52.9662,1.0483
Norfolk Wood Sand y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on pool by hide 52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB at east end at 8pm c52.5907,1.4813