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11th September 2023

Rusty Dot Pearl

A group of 12 Wigeon, 7 Spoonbills, a Common Sandpiper and 9 Snipe were of interest. At sea an Arctic Skua, 88 Razorbills and a Sandwich Tern were still present, while 2 Hobbies were seen and 11 Stonechats were in the dunes. A total of 3 Cattle Egrets were around the pools and 5 Yellow Wagtails were with cattle near the sea wall at Thornham.

In the moth traps today, a Small Blood-vein, 5 Rusty Dot Pearls, 13 Archer’s Darts, 6 White-lined Darts, 23 Square Spot Rustics, 36 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Pale Mottled Willows, 6 Flounced Rustics, a Frosted Orange, Ruby Tiger, 4 Vine’s Rustics, a Snout, 5 Turnips, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, Brimstone, Silver Y, Smoky Wainscot, Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, Rosy Rustic, Common Wainscot and Large Wainscot were caught.

A Small Copper, Small Heath and Comma were noted, and a Wasp Spider was still at the pond.

Norfolk Caspian Gull Sheringham this morning c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool at 2pm 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Balearic S’water flew past Trimingham c52.8940,1.3959
Norfolk BROWN BOOBY ad north of Kelling flew west past Kelling Quags at 8.41am tho distant c52.9492,1.1202
Norfolk 15.Common Cranes Welney WWT north of Nelson-Lyle Hide at 11.04am 52.5312,0.2813 c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Gorleston on beach at 7.30am c52.5716,1.7356
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Welney WWT on main lagoon off Main Observatory c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk 13.Cattle Egrets Great Ryburgh viewed north from Bridge Road traffic lights at 9.54am tho mobile c52.8073,0.9023
Norfolk 10.Curlew Sands Salthouse by Iron Road +3.Little Stints. Park in Salthouse village +walk west; don’t park by A149 c52.9556,1.0796
Norfolk Balearic S’water flew east past Cromer at 9.02am [close inshore] c52.9337,1.2963
Norfolk possible Brown Booby north of Kelling flew west past Kelling Quags at 8.41am tho distant c52.9492,1.1202
Norfolk Balearic S’water flew east past Cromer at 8.54am c52.9337,1.2963
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Breydon Water still +2.Garganey Spotted Redshank 5.Spoonbills Osprey c52.6121,1.7156
Norfolk Goshawk west of Weybourne Camp on fence at RFA station then probably flew west c52.9492,1.1235
Norfolk 7.Little Stints (all juvs) y’day Cley NWT on Simmonds’ Scrape from Daukes’ Hide