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22nd September 2023

Short-eared Owl

Highlights today were 7 Manx Shearwaters, 307 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Divers, 100 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, single Arctic Skua, 12 Sandwich Terns and 8 Little Gulls seen at sea. Also of interest were a Green Sandpiper, 4 Snipe, a Short-eared Owl, Kingfisher, Bearded Tit, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Whinchat, 9 Stonechats, Yellow and Grey Wagtails, 3 Siskins and 2 Ravens.

In the moth traps today were 38 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Common Wainscots, 11 Eudonia angustea, 31 Lunar Underwings, 2 Turnips, 6 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a Black Rustic, 2 Square-spot Rustics, 2 Willow Beauties, a Vine’s Rustic, 2 Deep-brown Darts, 3 Large Wainscots, a Delicate and a Beaded Chestnut.

Norfolk Sooty S’water Titchwell RSPB offshore +Turtle Dove over c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Little Stint Potter Heigham Marshes still +9.Curlew Sands c52.7185,1.5995
Norfolk Balearic S’water flew east past Weybourne Camp 6.55-10.15am c52.9467,1.1483
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh at 12.31pm c52.9702,0.6075
Norfolk Balearic S’water Cley flew east past beach car park at 8.57am 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk 5.Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds’ Scrape from Daukes’ Hide c52.9577,1.0545
Norfolk Curlew Sand Hickling Broad NWT c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh at 9.30am +2.Little Stints c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk Cattle Egret Salthouse with cattle west of Beach Road at 8.11am 52.9501,1.0875
Norfolk 4.Little Stints y’day Cley NWT