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7th September 2023

Delicate Moth

Highlights today were 9 Wigeon, 25 Teal, 50 Common Scoter on the sea, together with 7 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 6 Razorbills, 13 Sandwich and 3 Common Terns. Three Little Stints were still on the NWT pools, with 45 Curlew, 40 Lapwing, 816 Oystercatchers, 3 Black-tailed Godwits and a Common Sandpiper also counted during the day. Pink-footed Geese were heard but not seen, with 13 birds coming in yesterday.

In the moth traps 21 Vine’s Rustics, 21 Archer’s Darts, 9 White-line Darts, 3 Flounced Rustics, 45 Large Yellow Underwings, 13 Square Spot Rustics, 3 White Points, a Delicate, Flame Shoulder, 2 Smoky Wainscots, 3 Turnips, a Willow Beauty, a Six-striped Rustic, Dingy Footman, Pinion-streaked Snout, 2 Small Square Spots, a Common Wainscot, Green Carpet, Snout and a Gold Spot were caught.

A Small Copper was on the Buddleia.

Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still 2.15pm on Simmonds’ Scrape from Daukes’ Hide 52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk 32.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still this morning 52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk 70.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at high tide 52.9553,0.9587. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey 52.9546,0.9512
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still in SE corner of Simmonds’ Scrape at 12.22pm 52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk Pied Fly Blakeney Point in brambles by lifeboat station at 8.56am 52.9733,0.9742
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 9.24am c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Titchwell RSPB in hedge west of start of West Bank path briefly