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24th August 2023


Highlights today were 2 Little Stints, 2 Wood Sandpipers and a Greenshank on the NWT pools. A Kingfisher and 2 Yellow Wagtails were also of interest, and a family of Stonechats was again on the east bank.

In the moth traps today a Yellow Tail, Common Carpet, 3 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, a Flame Shoulder, 3 Claoked Minors, 3 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 9 Flounced Rustics, 18 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 White Points, 8 Common Wainscots, 24 Archer’s Darts, a Rustic, 10 Smoky Wainscots, 11 Vine’s Rustics, a Nutmeg, 31 Large Yellow Underwings, 20 Turnips, 9 White-lined Darts, 2 Straw Underwings, 2 Six-striped Rustics, a Copper Underwing, 6 Square-spot Rustics, a Drinker, a Twin-spotted Wainscot, Dark Arches, a Cabbage, Small Square Spot and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth were noted.

Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB still 2.48pm on freshmarsh with Golden Plovers 52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Purple Sand south of Waxham on groyne.19 at 11.05am then flew south c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still at Arnold’s Marsh from East Bank at 10.25am c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh at 10.16am with Golden Plovers 52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Garganey y’day Cantley beet factory still. Sign in at security upon arrival +follow footpath SE along River Yare. No other access NR13 3SH