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26th August 2023

Archer’s Dart

Highlights today were a Spotted Flycatcher in the pines behind the seawatching hide, a Great White Egret over the grazing marsh, 2 Little Stints, a Wood Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers and 3 Snipe on the NWT pools, and 2 Yellow Wagtails over calling.

In the moth traps today 59 Archer’s Darts, a Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, a Brimstone, Chinese Character, 2 Cloaked Minors, a Common Rustic, 32 Common Wainscots, a Common Wave, Dingy Footman, 12 Flounced Rustics, 52 Large Yellow Underwings, a Latticed Heath, 3 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, 2 Lime-speck Pugs, a Pale Mottled Willow, 3 Rosy Rustics, 46 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 3 Sharp-angled Peacocks, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, a Small Blood Vein, Small Square Spot, 13 Smoky Wainscots, 2 Square-spot Rustics, a Straw Underwing, a Clay, a Rustic, 3 Spectacle, 20 Turnips, 23 Vine’s Rustics, 17 White-lined Darts, 6 White Points, a Willow Beauty, 2 Yellow Tails, a Light Emerald, 2 Yellow Belles, 2 Frosted Orange and an Orange Swift were caught.

Butterflies included Green-veined White, Small Heath, Small Copper, Comma, Wall Brown and Common Blue.

Two Wasp Spiders were again at the main Obs pond.

Norfolk 3+Curlew Sands Snettisham RSPB +Little Stint still +14.Spotted Redshanks 21.Spoonbills c52.8697,0.4487
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB on main pool by hide at 2.40pm 52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk Wood Sand Holme Dunes NWT still from 2nd hide. 2.Little Stints still from 1st hide c52.9733,0.5515
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Scaup drk Cley NWT drifted east on sea at midday +2.Wood Sands still c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB till 2.10pm on freshmarsh then flushed with Golden Plovers c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB still 1.50pm on freshmarsh with Golden Plovers c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Postwick again in flight near masts viewed from A47 layby c52.6162,1.3906
Norfolk Quail c1ml NNW of Docking still c1ml south of Choseley in field east of road by passing place c52.9208,0.6152
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still early a’noon east of north end of East Bank at Arnold’s Marsh c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still from East Bank +Wood Sand still c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh at 11.40am with Golden Plovers c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Pied Fly Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow along Meadow Lane in hawthorn by conifers briefly 7.32am c52.9493,1.1170
Norfolk Garganey Hockwold Washes c52.4504,0.5245
Norfolk Little Stint y’day Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool