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12th August 2023

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

On the sea today 14 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 8 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 6 Arctic Skuas, 16 Razorbills, 14 Little Terns, 147 Sandwich Terns and 427 Common Terns. A Spoonbill was asleep on the Broadwater and 2 Avocets, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common and 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Snipe were counted, with 8 Stonechats in the recording area.

In the moth traps today 8 Ruby Tigers, a Yellow Tail, 9 Scarce Footmen, a Brown-veined Wainscot, 13 Archer’s Darts, 8 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 3 Drinkers, 13 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, 11 Cloaked Minors, 7 Garden Tigers, 2 Common Waves, 4 Mouse Moths, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 14 Rustics, 12 Large Yellow Underwings, 3 Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, 2 Flame Shoulders, a Southern Wainscot, Pine Hawk Moth, Vine’s Rustic, 6 Straw Underwings, 3 Common Rustics, 3 Smoky Wainscots, 3 Lime-speck Pugs, 2 Dingy Footmen, 6 Turnips, 4 Sharp-angled Peacocks, 2 Latticed Heaths, an Ear sp, 2 White-lined Darts, 4 Nutmegs, a Spectacle, 2 Twin-spot Wainscots, 2 Flounced Rustics, a Sallow Kitten, a Least Yellow Underwing, 2 Vine’s Rustics, a White Point, Fen Wainscot, Single Dotted Wave and Angle-barred Pug.

Butterflies included Brown Argus, Common Blue and Wall Brown.

Norfolk 17.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide at 10.45am +6.Spotted Redshanks 52.8502,0.4458
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands north of Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at 11.05am c52.6062,1.4548
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Salthouse on Watling Water at 1.15pm 52.9552,1.0758
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 1pm 52.9584,1.0663
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Arnold’s Marsh at 12.30pm 52.9605,1.0664
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool from Bishop’s Hide 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Honey Buzzard displaying Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from visitor centre at 10.50am c52.6064,1.4562 NR13 4HS
Norfolk Spoonbill Buckenham Marshes RSPB again on pool east of windpump at 9am