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10th September 2023

Cattle Egret Gary Elton

Highlights today were two Cattle Egrets in front of the Car Park hide, a Common and 3 Green Sandpipers around the Broadwater and NWT pools, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, a Hobby hunting over the grazing marsh, 650+ Swallows, 2 Kingfishers, a Wheatear and 3 Grey Wagtails over calling.

A Wasp Spider was still at the pond, and in the moth traps a Flame Shoulder, 13 Vine’s Rustics, 2 Pale Mottled Willows, 3 Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, 11 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 18 Archer’s Darts, 35 Square-spot Rustics, 32 Large Yellow Underwings, 4 Turnips, 2 Small Square Spots, 3 White-line Darts, 2 Common Wainscots, a Feathered Gothic, 3 Willow Beauties, a Yellow Belle, Riband Wave, 2 Flounced Rustics, a Smoky Wainscot, a Green Carpet, Snout, Lesser Yellow Underwing and a Dark Sword-grass were caught.

Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still 2.52pm on Pat’s Pool c52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew west over Holkham Park at 12.05pm c52.9562,0.8008
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB still at NW end of freshmarsh (+Fieldfare over) c52.9677,0.6075
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still east of north end of East Bank at Arnold’s Marsh at 10.52am c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 10.25am 52.9584,1.0663
Norfolk Wryneck Cromer at golf course in hawthorn by coastal path at 9am then flew to cover +no further sign c52.9227,1.3176
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Welney WWT c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk 14.Curlew Sands Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine +Little Stint 52.9584,1.0663
Norfolk 3+Curlew Sands Cley NWT still from Daukes’ Hide +3+Little Stints still 52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk 3+Curlew Sands Cley NWT still +3+Little Stints still