Highlights today were 3 Garganey seen from the car park hide, at sea 18 Common Scoter, 21 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Arctic Skuas, a Bonxie, 3 Black Terns, 90 Sandwich and 320 Common Terns, 2 Kittiwakes and a Med Gull. Waders included 14 Whimbrel, a Little Stint, Common and Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 8 Snipe, with a Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Stonechats and 9 Yellow Wagtails overhead.
In the moth traps today a Dingy Footman, 29 Vine’s Rustics, 5 Smoky Wainscots, 15 White-lined Darts, 32 Archer’s Darts, a Straw Underwing, 23 Turnips, 12 Flounced Rustics, 20 Large Yellow Underwings, 3 Straw Dots, 16 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 3 Square Spot Rustics, a Rustic, Blood Vein, 4 White Points, a Pale Mottled Willow, a Willow Beauty, Riband Wave, 2 Purple Bars, 2 Yellow Belles, 5 Common Wainscots, a Small Square Spot, Brimstone, Yellow Tail and Frosted Orange were caught.
Butterflies included Gatekeeper, 2 Common Blue, a Small Copper, 11 Red Admirals, 2 Speckled Woods, 3 Wall Browns, 3 Holly Blues, 12 Large Whites, 4 Small Heaths, 5 Small Whites, a Green Veined White, 2 Peacocks and a Comma.
Two Wasp Spiders were still around the Obs pond.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM RARE BIRD ALERT
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 2.35pm on main pool by hide 52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk Black Tern juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 11.47am 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Black Tern juv Titchwell RSPB again at Thornham Point at 2.10pm c52.9747,0.5917
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB still 1.40pm on freshmarsh from viewpoint at end of East Trail c52.9639,0.6108
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Burnham Overy Dunes still 1.51pm at Gun Hill 52.9630,0.7474
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still 12.48pm at Arnold’s Marsh from East Bank (+2+Spotted Redshanks) c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk 5.Curlew Sands Cley NWT from East Bank +juv.Wood Sand c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Burnham Overy Dunes still 12.39pm at Gun Hill 52.9630,0.7474
Norfolk Little Stint Welney WWT c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB again this a’noon c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Brancaster Staithe flew south over west end at 11.19am c52.9664,0.6746
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill 52.9630,0.7474
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on main pool by hide 52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB flew west over West Bank at 10.04am c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Spotted Redshank juv King’s Lynn still on Hardwick flood lagoon but no sign of Garganey c52.7398,0.4306. Park west of A149 roundabout +view from verge
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still at Arnold’s Marsh from East Bank at 9.13am (+3.juv.Curlew Sands on The Serpentine) c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Roseate Tern ad flew east past West Runton (+Black Tern) c52.9413,1.2492
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 8.45am 52.9584,1.0663
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on main pool by hide at 7.40am then flew off 52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk Roseate Tern ad Cley NWT flew east past north end of East Bank at 7.36am 52.9622,1.0646
Norfolk 3.Little Stints y’day Holme Dunes NWT