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1st September 2023

Greenshank Seamus Griffin

On the sea today a Wigeon, 168 Common Scoter, a Fulmar, 79 Gannets, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Arctic Skuas, one Bonxie, 15 Razorbills, 2 Guillemots, 43 Sandwich Terns and 26 Common Terns were counted. Elsewhere the high tide produced 1200 Black-tailed Godwits and 750 Oystercatchers, with a Little Stint, Common Sandpiper and Greenshank still on the NWT pools. Also of interest were a Peregrine, Kingfisher, 150+ Swallows, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Whitethroats, 12 Stonechats, a Wheatear and 4 Yellow Wagtails, with a Redpoll flying over at Thornham.

In the moth traps today a Coronet, 8 Smoky Wainscots, 26 Archer’s Darts, 35 Large Yellow Underwings, 24 Vine’s Rustics, 3 Rusty Dot Pearls, 14 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a White Point, 14 White-lined Darts, 6 Flouced Rustics, 12 Turnips, a Lime-speck Pug, 3 Dingy Footmen, 4 Common Wainscots, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, a Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, a Brimstone, a Cloaked Minor, Small Square Spot, Sharp-angled Peacock, Small Blood Vein, Square Spot Rustic and Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing.

Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Burnham Overy Dunes still 2.41pm just east of end of sea wall path c52.9630,0.7474
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still mid a’noon on Pat’s Pool c52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls Cromer still by pier on beach this morning c52.9330,1.3017
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Waxham in field c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Snettisham RSPB +Little Stint still c52.8697,0.4487
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool (+2+Curlew Sands) c52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB still on NW side of freshmarsh at 10.45am with Golden Plovers c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Gorleston on beach c52.5716,1.7356
Norfolk 3.Garganey on Wednesday Buckenham Marshes RSPB mid a’noon c52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on main pool by hide at 7.30am +Little Stint