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24th September 2023


At least 111 Pink-feet and 2 Brents were seen, with 300 Common Scoter, 7 Red-throated Divers, 100 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 3 Arctic Skuas, 19 Sandwich Terns and 4 Arctic Terns seen offshore. Waders included 5 Snipe, 23 Black-tailed Godwits, 29 Curlew and 400 Knot.

Moth traps were rather quiet with 2 Black Rustics, 8 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 Beaded Chestnuts, a Square Spot Rustic, 29 Lunar Underwings, a Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing and a Humming-bird Hawk moth recorded.

Wall Brown, Migrant Hawker and Common Darter were still on the wing despite the high winds.

Norfolk Pec Sand juv just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on pool west of track at 12.45pm. Park in small car park north off A149 52.9513,0.8746
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER Snettisham Coastal Park again flew north at 1.07pm c52.8746,0.4693
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y’day Salthouse east of Beach Road at 6.30pm then flew west