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18th September 2023

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

On the sea today 3 Eider, 200 Common Scoter, 4 Red-throated Divers, 50 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, an Arctic Skua, 12 Razorbills, 2 Guillemots, 6 Sandwich Terns and 5 Common Terns were seen. A Swift passed west along the beach with 70+ Swallows and a Hobby, Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, a Wheatear and 2 Yellow Wagtails were also of note.

In the moth traps today a Centre-barred Sallow, 3 White-line Darts, 10 Square-spot Rustics, 28 Large Yellow Underwings, 5 Large Wainscots, 5 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 Turnips, a Delicate, 2 Common Wainscots, 3 White Points, a Flounced Rustic, Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 2 Willow Beauties, 3 Beaded Chestnuts, a Lunar Underwing, 2 Vine’s Rustics, a Black Rustic, Webb’s Wainscot, Frosted Orange, an Ear species, and a Yellow-spot Tortrix were caught, together with 53 Narrow-winged Greys.

Norfolk Knot y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB +Little Stint Spotted Redshank c52.5941,1.4653
Norfolk Curlew Sand Snettisham Coastal Park in field by 5.Beach Road at 11.25am c52.8746,0.4693
Norfolk Little Stint juv Cley NWT from Teal Hide +2.juv.Curlew Sands c52.9577,1.0545
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER Snettisham Coastal Park over field by 5.Beach Road at 11.32am c52.8746,0.4693
Norfolk no further sign of Spotted Crake Cley NWT by brown pipe from Bishop’s Hide by 11.40am 52.9560,1.0583
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Meals at west end in sycamores by end of pines at 10.50am 52.9736,0.7821
Norfolk Spotted Crake Cley NWT by brown pipe from Bishop’s Hide at 9.20am 52.9560,1.0583
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes tho mobile c52.7333,1.6828
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands Hickling Broad NWT c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk Little Stint Potter Heigham Marshes still 9.45am +2.Curlew Sands 7.Cattle Egrets c52.7185,1.5995
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y’day SSE of Thurne near Oby in evng