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12th September 2023

10 Pink-footed Goose

Another 23 Pink-feet came in during the day, with a juvenile Spoonbill, single Whimbrel, 37 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank also of note. A Kingfisher flew over the Broadwater.

In the moth traps today were 2 Ruby Tigers, a Small Blood-vein, a Willow Beauty, a Bordered Beauty, Light Emerald, 2 Brimstones, 14 Archer’s Darts, 6 Smoky Wainscots, 2 Green Carpets, 53 Square Spot Rustics, 54 Large Yellow Underwings, 21 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 4 Lesser Yellow Underwings, 7 Turnips, 10 Vine’s Rustics, a Burnished Brass, 2 Drinkers, 3 White Points, 3 Pale Mottled Willows, a Blood Vein, 8 Flounced Rustics, 5 Common Wainscots, 2 Small Square Spots, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 8 White-line Darts, a Rush Veneer, 2 Rosy Rustics, a Delicate, a Snout, Centre Barred Sallow, 2 Frosted Oranges, a Dark Sword-grass and a Dingy Footman.

Norfolk Curlew Sand Welney WWT still c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk Blue Fulmar flew west past Cromer 6.30-10.30am c52.9337,1.2963
Norfolk 2.Garganey y’day Cantley beet factory still. Sign in at security upon arrival +follow footpath SE along River Yare. No other access NR13 3SH 52.5692,1.5281
Norfolk Dotterel just east of Wells flew east over North Point Pools with Golden Plovers (+8.Spoonbills). Park in small car park north off A149 52.9513,0.8746
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Cley NWT still 11.18am on Pat’s Pool +Curlew Sand still 52.9579,1.0544
Norfolk 11+Cattle Egrets Great Ryburgh still in cattle field by Mill Road c52.8050,0.9103
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 10.27am c52.8697,0.4487
Norfolk 20.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB on South Pit at 9.59am c52.8605,0.4445
Norfolk Wood Sand Potter Heigham Marshes still from river bank path on south side at 10.20am +6.Cattle Egrets +c52.7185,1.5995
Norfolk Temminck’s Stint Potter Heigham Marshes (+4.Curlew Sands) c52.7186,1.5763
Norfolk Osprey Breydon Water still early morning +5.Spoonbills c52.6121,1.7156
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still (+6.Little Stints 3.Curlew Sands) c52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk 6.Caspian Gulls y’day at sea north of Wells from pelagic in evng