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4th September 2023

Small Dusty Wave

Highlights today were a Red-throated Diver, 3 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, single Guillemot and Razorbill and 20 Sandwich Terns on the sea. Waders included 5 Avocets, 158 Oystercatchers, 16 Golden Plover west, 98 Lapwings, a Whimbrel, 147 Curlew, 3 Black-tailed and 70 Bar-tailed Godwits, 14 Knot, 5 Dunlin, 3 Little Stints, a Common and 2 Green Sandpipers, 7 Greenshank and 9 Snipe. Also of interest were 125 Swallows, a Willow Warbler, 5 Stonechats and 3 Yellow Wagtails.

In the moth traps 2 Brimstones, 39 Archer’s Darts, 16 White-lined Darts, 4 Turnips, 12 Vine’s Rustics, 3 Flounced Rustics, 8 Square-spot Rustics, 2 White Points, 27 Large Yellow Underwings, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, a Small Square Spot, 5 Smoky Wainscots, a Shaded Broad-bar, 2 Green Carpets, 3 Yellow Belles, 2 Bright-line Brown-eyes, 2 Common Wainscots, a Shuttle-shaped Dart, Single Dotted Wave, a Mouse Moth, a Fern, a Dark Arches, a Small Dusty Wave and a Yellow Shell.

Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 2.15pm c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk 8.Curlew Sands Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool +2.juv.Little Stints 52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB still c52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Titchwell RSPB west of main path on Thornham Marsh at 9.51am then flew north c52.9641,0.6034
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still east of East Bank on Pope’s Pool at 10.14am 52.9579,1.0688
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (all juvs) y’day Cromer still by pier on beach c52.9330,1.3017
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua on Saturday flew east past Sheringham early morning