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13th August 2023

Raven by Steve Newman

Highlights today were 2 Garganey on the NWT pools, offshore a Gannet, Arctic Skua, 2 Little Terns, 150 Sandwich Terns and 350 Common Terns were counted, while around the fresh marshes a Water Rail, 3 Avocets, 26 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers, a Kingfisher, 2 Yellow Wagtils, a Bearded Tit and a Raven were recorded. Around the reserve a Grasshopper Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat were noted.

In the moth traps a Single Dotted Wave, 3 Scarce Footmen, 6 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, 2 Flame Shoulders, 3 Rustics, 5 Archer’s Darts, 7 Shuttle-shaped Darts, a Common Rustic, 3 Garden Tigers, a Sallow Kitten, a Lime-speck Pug, a Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, a Cloaked Minor, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a White-line Dart, 4 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Flounced Rustics, 3 Turnips, 2 Nutmegs, a White Point, a Straw Underwing, 2 Ruby Tigers, a Common Wainscot and a Lychnis.

A Willow Emerald Damselfly was at the pond.

Norfolk 2.Black Terns Cley NWT at beach car park: 1.lingering at 3.45pm, 1.flew east at 3pm 52.9651,1.0477
Norfolk BLACK KITE just east of Honing flew NW at 3.19pm
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern juv Cley flew east past beach car park at 2.15pm 52.9651,1.0477
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pope’s Pool at 12.38pm 52.9579,1.0688
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park near car park at 11am c52.8738,0.4477
Norfolk Garganey Holme Dunes NWT still on Christie’s Pool 52.9724,0.5482
Norfolk Osprey Ranworth Broad NWT still mid morning c52.6827,1.4872
Norfolk Montagu’s Harrier juv NW of Long Stratton +1ml east of Tacolneston at Stickfer Lane viewed from South Norfolk Model Flying Club pad at 10.45am then flew north c52.5094,1.1805
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide at 9.30am 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS
Norfolk Garganey y’day Holme Dunes NWT on Christie’s Pool 52.9724,0.5482
Norfolk 3.Garganey on Wednesday Holme Dunes NWT on Christie’s Pool 52.9724,0.5482
Norfolk 1+Caspian Gull y’day Cromer still by pier on beach