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6th August 2023

Angle-barred Pug

Seawatching produced 15 Teal, 221 Common Scoter, 11 Fulmars, a Manx Shearwater, 54 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 13 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua, 2 Guillemots, 45 Little Terns, 4 Black Terns, 428 Sandwich Terns, 16 Common Terns and 8 Kittiwakes. 2 Whimbrel were seen today with 22 Curlew and 42 Black-tailed Godwits also of interest.

In the moth traps today, Angle-barred Pug (pictured), Common Wave, 6 Scarce Footmen, 6 Rustics, 3 Least Carpets, a Brown-tail, a Shuttle-shaped Dart, Common Rustic, 3 Cloaked Minors, 3 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, 2 Garden Tigers, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Ruby Tigers and a Mouse Moth were caught.

Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas (both ads) flew east past Cromer at 6.30am (+Sooty S’water flew west 5.15am-9.30am)
Norfolk Caspian Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 3.30pm c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk 32.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB still on south pit 52.8501,0.4458
Norfolk Caspian Gull Cley NWT again on sea c52.9638,1.0648
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB still +10.Spotted Redshanks still c52.8605,0.4445
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from reception hide flew west along River Yare at 1.55pm 52.6064,1.4562
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool at 1.42pm52.9578,1.0558
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool at 1.42pm 52.9578,1.0558
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB again on pool by wind pump at 1.20pm 52.5869,1.4732
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT still from Main Observatory 52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk Spoonbill NNW of King’s Lynn at Lynn Point at 9am c52.7815,0.3768
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB still 52.8501,0.4458
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills Holme Dunes NWT this a’noon c52.9746,0.5494
Norfolk unconfirmed report of 2.Pom Skuas Wells in harbour at 10.32am 52.9720,0.8537
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Breydon Water c52.6121,1.7156
Norfolk 3.Sooty S’waters flew past Scratby c52.6806,1.7212
Norfolk 2.Sooty S’waters flew past Scratby in 1hr c52.6806,1.7212
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cromer off East Cliffs
Norfolk Kittiwake ad flew north over Sculthorpe Moor NR at 8.35am