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21st August 2023

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

Highlights today were 3 Spoonbills, 46 Golden Plovers, a Whimbrel, 187 Curlew, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green and a Common Sandpiper, a Kingfisher along the Broadwater, at least one Willow Warbler on the reserve, 7 Whitethroats, a Whinchat on the NWT reserve, 11 Stonechats in the recording area with 4 ringed on the east bank, and 2 Wheatears also noted.

Moths today included 2 Coronets, 10 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 3 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, 4 Drinkers, 19 Archer’s Darts, 16 Vine’s Rustics, 28 Turnips, 3 White Points, a Gold Swift, 8 Flounced Rustics, 9 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 15 Large Yellow Underwings, a Square-spot Rustic, Straw Underwing, 4 Flame Shoulders, a Small Waved Umber, 8 Common Wainscots, 2 Sharp-anlged Peacocks, 2 Smoky Wainscots, 7 White-lined Darts, a Dingy Footman, 3 Nutmegs, 2 Ferns, 2 Dark Arches, 2 Common Waves, 4 Scarce Footmen, a Brimstone, a Tree Lichen Beauty, an Iron Prominent, 2 Cloaked Minors, a Lychnis, Marbled Beauty, Common Rustic, Mouse Moth and Brown-veined Wainscot.

Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes +Cattle Egret 3.Spoonbills (1.juv) 52.7185,1.5995. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 52.5869,1.4732
Norfolk Wood Sand y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB on Hide Pool +ad.Spotted Redshank at 8pm then flew east 52.5869,1.4732
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Welney WWT +Spoonbill still 52.5281,0.2771
Norfolk 6.Little Stints (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 10.16am +2.Black Terns 52.8538,0.4461
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh 52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Pied Fly Holkham Pines in sycamores at north end c52.9734,0.7993
Norfolk Black Tern flew past Cley beach car park at 8.30am 52.9662,1.0483
Norfolk 3.Little Stints (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash +2.ad.Curlew Sands 52.8538,0.4461
Norfolk Osprey Snettisham RSPB on post then flew south 52.8538,0.4461
Norfolk Wood Sand Felbrigg Hall NT still in stream north of Felbrigg Lake +3.Crossbills flew over 52.9016,1.2562
Norfolk Honey Buzzard y’day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide at 10.30am 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS