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17th September 2023

Bedstraw Hawk Moth Larva

Seawatching today produced 7 Brent Geese, 160 Common Scoter, 13 Red-throated Divers, 249 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, a Red-necked Grebe, 2000 Knot, 3 Pom Skuas, 13 Arctic Skuas, 5 Bonxies, 28 Razorbills, 5 Guillemots, 10 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, 5 Kittiwakes and a Little Gull. Also of note were 95 Curlew, 80 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Sandpipers, a Hobby, 3 Wheatears, Yellow and Grey Wagtails.

In the moth traps a Willow Beauty, 26 Large Yellow Underwings, a Delicate, a Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 2 White Points, 5 Turnips, a Brown-spot Pinion, 18 Square-spot Rustics, 2 White-line Darts, 2 Vine’s Rustics, a Feathered Ranunculus, 3 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a Pale Mottled Willow, Bright-line Brown-eye, Small Dusty Wave, 2 Lunar Underwings, a Beaded Chestnut and a Smoky Wainscot were caught.

Several Bedstraw Hawk Moth caterpillars were beginning to pupate.

Norfolk Scaup juv reported 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 Pied Fly Warham in eastern quarry at 2.50pm c52.9491,0.8713
Norfolk Pied Fly Stiffkey at east end of Coneyford Plantation c52.9570,0.9358
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at crosstracks with tit flock early a’noon (+Pied Fly) c52.9714,0.7917
Norfolk 3.Balearic S’waters Cley NWT flew past beach car park (+4.Scaup) 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk 2.Balearic S’waters Sheringham +2.Long-tailed Skuas 2.Pom Skuas c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Pied Fly Holkham Pines at west end at 11.50am with tit flock c52.9713,0.7795
Norfolk Little Stint just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on east pool. Park in small car park north off A149 52.9513,0.8746
Norfolk 2.Sooty S’waters flew north past Hopton-on-Sea mid morning c52.5393,1.7313
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle Holkham Freshmarsh still 11.10am c52.9639,0.8219
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Wells Woods on north side of The Dell at 10.55am tho elusive with tit flock c52.9728,0.8413
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool from Bishop’s Hide (+Curlew Sand still) 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Sooty S’water flew west past Cromer c52.9339,1.3014
Norfolk FERRUGINOUS DUCK drk north of Cantley beet factory still on settling basins c52.5795,1.5251
Norfolk Cory’s S’water Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 10.15am tho distant 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Cory’s S’water flew west past Sheringham at c9.55am c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Cory’s S’water Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 8.39am 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB flew east over Freshmarsh at 8.05am c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk possible Baltic Gull (nominate form fuscus) juv y’day Blakeney Point c52.9771,0.9807
Norfolk Cory’s S’water flew west past Cromer at 8.07am tho distant c52.9339,1.3014
Norfolk Balearic S’water Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 7.50am 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Cory’s S’water flew north past Winterton c52.7167,1.6968
Norfolk Turtle Dove y’day Reedham