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7th August 2023

Bulrush Wainscot

Highlights today were a Great White Egret, 3 Spoonbills, 604 Oystercatchers, 70 Golden Plover, 68 Lapwings, a Whimbrel, 81 Curlew, 86 Black-tailed Godwits, 67 Bar-tailed Godwits, 40 Dunlin, a Common and 2 Green Sandpipers, an Arctic Skua, 19 Little Terns and 24 Sandwich Terns, 5+ Lesser Whitethroats, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, and 5 Stonechats.

In the moth traps today, a Bulrush Wainscot (pictured), 12 Scarce Footmen, a Blood-vein, 2 Garden Tigers, a Common Footman, 3 Least Carpets, 5 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, 8 Rustics, a Yellow Shell, Small Blood-vein, Small Waved Umber, 2 Cloaked Minors, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, a Nutmeg, Common Rustic, Brimstone, Straw Underwing, Dingy Footman, Swallow Prominent, 2 Archer’s Darts, Setaceous Hebrew Character, 2 Sharp-angled Peacocks, 3 Drinkers, a Garden Pebble, Flame Shoulder, Flounced Rustic, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Turnip, Knot Grass, Lime-speck Pug and Single Dotted Wave were caught.

Butterflies included 3 Brimstones, 12 Red Admirals, 23 Peacocks, 13 Gatekeepers, 7 Walls, a Brown Argus, a Small Copper, and 2 Holly Blues.

Norfolk 2.Garganey Welney WWT at 1pm c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks Snettisham RSPB 52.8501,0.4458
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew NE from reception hide at 1.20pm 52.6064,1.4562
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (all juvs) Cromer still east of pier on beach at 8.25am c52.9330,1.3017
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at high tide at 10.57am c52.8605,0.4445
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both ads) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash c52.8605,0.4445
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash c52.8605,0.4445
Norfolk Common Scoter drk Thetford at Nunnery Lakes Reserve on D.Lake from platform at south end of permissive path