Highlights today were 2 Garganey on the NWT pools, together with another good selection of waders; Avocet, 3 Dunlin, 2 Little Stints, Common and Green Sandpiper, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Greenshanks and 18 Snipe. A Whimbrel and 6 Yellow Wagtails were noted flying over.
The moth traps produced 3 Brimstones, 24 Archer’s Darts, 2 Scarce Footmen, 12 Flounced Rustics, 23 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 Yellow Belles, 30 Vine’s Rustics, a Ringed China-mark, a Green Carpet, 15 Turnips, 10 Large Yellow Underwings, a Smoky Wainscot, a Blood-Vein, 4 Common Wainscots, 2 Square-spot Rustics, Small Square Spot, a Fern, Single Dotted Wave, a Straw Underwing, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 4 White-lined Darts, 2 Yellow-tails, 3 White Points, a Lime-speck Pug, 2 Flame Shoulders, a Frosted Orange, Nutmeg and Cabbage Moth.
Two Wasp Spiders were still around the pond.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM RARE BIRD ALERT
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from platform behind Parrinder Hide at 2.30pm c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 2.11pm on main pool by hide 52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide 52.9684,0.6016
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv flew east past Weybourne this morning 52.9467,1.1483
Norfolk Honey Buzzard male Strumpshaw Fen RSPB again midday flight from Reception Hide 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Breydon Water +9.Spoonbills c52.6121,1.7156
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Cley NWT still c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still in flight from Reception Hide at 10.45am 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still at Arnold’s Marsh from East Bank at 10.23am (+4.Wood Sands. Curlew Sand on The Serpentine) c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Black Tern Cley flew west past beach car park 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv Cley flew east past beach car park at 8.54am 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on main pool by hide at 8.40am 52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk Honey Buzzard y’day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still in flight from Reception Hide 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS