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19th August 2023

Redstart Dave Nurney

On the sea today 65 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 6 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, a Little Tern, 90 Sandwich Terns, 23 Common Terns, a Razorbill and 4 Arctic Skuas were recorded. A total of 16 Black Terns were logged passing either offshore or along the Broadwater. A Garganey was on Christie’s pool and 2 Avocets, 6 Whimbrel, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, a Ruff, a Little Stint, 3 Common and 5 Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank, 2 Wood Sandpipers and 6 Snipe were noted. A Tawny Owl called from the pines mid afternoon and a Kingfisher and a Water Rail were also recorded. A total of 5 Pied Flycatchers were counted in the pine valley and a Redstart was along Broadwater Road, with a Wheatear and 3 Yellow Wagtails also of interest.

In the moth traps 12 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, 3 Drinkers, 3 Scarce Footmen, 8 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a Shuttle-shaped Dart, 3 Smoky Wainscots, 9 Turnips, a Nutmeg, 7 Flounced Rustics, 2 Cloaked Minors, 6 Common Wainscots, 2 Six-striped Rustics, 19 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Garden Tigers, a Garden Pebble, a Rosy Rustic, 4 Archer’s Darts, 6 White-line Darts, 2 Flame Shoulders, and Angle-barred Pug, 2 Straw Underwings, 9 Vine’s Rustics, a Yellow-tail, a Lime-speck Pug, Pebble Hook-tip, 5 White Points, 2 Smoky Wainscots, a Cabbage, a Pale Mottled Willow, and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth drinking rain water off the roof of the Observatory mid afternoon.

Butterflies, though wind-swept, included 2 Brown Argus, 4 Common Blues, 2 Small Coppers, 6 Gatekeepers and a Wall Brown.

Norfolk Pied Fly NE of Salthouse still 2.30pm at Gramborough Hill c52.9541,1.1039
Norfolk BROWN BOOBY ad flew east past Sheringham at 8.17am. Great S’water flew west at 7.48am 52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk BROWN BOOBY ad Cley flew east past beach car park at 8.04am 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk 18+Black Terns Blakeney Point off west end at 2pm c52.9771,0.9807
Norfolk 2.Honey Buzzards Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide at 1.45pm 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS
Norfolk Wood Sand Felbrigg Hall NT at Felbrigg Lake 52.9016,1.2562
Norfolk 6.Black Terns Cley NWT at Arnold’s Marsh at 1.20pm c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Pied Fly Happisburgh at north end of Doggetts Lane in chalet garden by footpath at 11am c52.8164,1.5497
Norfolk 5.Black Terns Cley NWT at Arnold’s Marsh at 1.18pm c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk 8+Black Terns Cley NWT off beach car park early a’noon 52.9653,1.0485
Norfolk Pied Fly NE of Salthouse at east end of Gramborough Hill at 12.45pm c52.9541,1.1039
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine 52.9584,1.0663
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Caspian Tern Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Pied Fly West Runton in hedge
MEGA Norfolk BROWN BOOBY Sheringham flew east past shelter +Great S’water flew west 52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Pied Fly y’day Horsey
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Welney WWT from Lyle Hide 52.5332,0.2814
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk Wryneck West Runton still 10.20am at Water Lane in elder at west end of Seaview car park NR27 9QP c52.9412,1.2497
Norfolk Cory’s S’water flew east past West Runton at c10.23am NR27 9QP c52.9412,1.2497
Norfolk 5.Black Terns flew west past Blakeney Point mid morning
Norfolk Black Tern juv flew past Blakeney Point
Norfolk Wryneck West Runton till c9.20am at Water Lane at west end of Seaview car park then flew off +no sign since NR27 9QP c52.9412,1.2497
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh 52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Wryneck West Runton still mid morning at Water Lane at west end of Seaview car park NR27 9QP c52.9412,1.2497
Norfolk Wryneck West Runton at Water Lane at Seaview car park NR27 9QP c52.9412,1.2497
Norfolk Dotterel just SE of Horsey Gap flew in off sea at 7.20am then flew inland c52.7586,1.6503
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys y’day Great Yarmouth Cemetery c52.6139,1.7310
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1s y’day flew east past Blakeney Point at 4.20pm