On the sea today 3 Gannets, 15 Little Terns, 74 Sandwich Terns, 192 Common Terns and 2 Med Gulls. A Garganey was on the NWT pools and Waders included 36 Golden Plover, 19 Grey Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 30 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 22 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper and 3 Snipe. Also of interest were a Kingfisher, Cetti’s Warbler, 5 Chiffchaffs, a Whinchat near Thornham Harbour, 4 Stonechats, a Tree Sparrow and 2 Yellow Wagtails.
The moth traps today produced 4 Scarce Footmen, 14 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 4 Drinkers, an Iron Prominent, 6 Garden Tigers, 8 Turnips, a Small Waved Umber, 3 Flounced Rustics, a Yellow-tail, 5 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, a Common Wainscot, 2 White Points, 3 Sharp-angled Peacocks, a Small Square-spot, 6 Archer’s Darts, 2 Flame Shoulders, 3 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 Lime-speck Pugs, 5 Cloaked Minors, 2 Common Rustics, a Dark Arches, 6 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Mouse Moths, 2 Rustics, 3 Nutmegs, a Sallow Kitten, Straw Underwing and White-line Dart.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM RARE BIRD ALERT
Norfolk Honey Buzzard y’day flew NE over Marsham Heath c52.7676,1.2174
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide at 11.20am 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still at Arnold’s Marsh