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8th September 2023

Gold Spot

A further 80 Pink-feet came in during the course of the day, despite poor visibility, and 2 Gannets, 12 Razorbills, a Guillemot and 4 Sandwich Terns were seen at sea. Waders included a Common and 2 Green Sandpipers, and a Hobby was of interest, with 9 Chiffchaffs, 2 Cetti’s Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 7 Whitethroats, 9 Stonechats and 2 Yellow Wagtails also seen.

In the moth traps 6 Willow Beauties, a Brimstone, a Gold Spot, 5 Flounced Rustics, 21 Archer’s Darts, 56 Large Yellow Underwings, 3 Turnips, 11 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 12 Square Spot Rustics, 13 Vine’s Rustics, 7 White-lined Darts, 2 Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, a Dingy Footman, a Frosted Orange, 2 Smoky Wainscots, a Pinion-streaked Snout, Burnishd Brass, White Point, Delicate, Common Wainscot and a Dark Sword-grass.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM RARE BIRD ALERTNorfolk 5.Curlew Sands Cley NWT +2.Little Stints still 52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water at South Wall this morning +Osprey 52.6105,1.6975
Norfolk report of Honey Buzzards Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide was erroneous 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS
Norfolk 2.Honey Buzzards Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide at 1.45pm 52.6065,1.4558 NR13 4HS
Norfolk 2.Garganey y’day Cantley beet factory. Sign in at security upon arrival +follow footpath SE along River Yare. No other access NR13 3SH 52.5692,1.5281
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Welney WWT on main lagoon +Cattle Egret +7.Common Cranes flew over c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Simmonds’ Scrape from Daukes’ Hide at 11am (+3.Curlew Sands) 52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew east over Sidestrand at 8.09am c52.9084,1.3613
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv y’day Cley flew east past beach car park at 4.41pm