On the sea today 243 Common Scoter, 10 Red-throated Divers, 98 Gannets, 17 Great Crested Grebes, 60 Razorbills, 7 Sandwich and 1 Arctic Tern were recorded. A Green Sandpiper and 9 Snipe were on the pools, and the flock of 15 Cattle Egrets was again on the fresh marsh with the whole group flying east towards Thornham Harbour during the afternoon. Also noted were 10 Blackcaps, a Reed Warbler, a Grey Wagtail, 3+ Rock Pipits, 120+ Meadow Pipits and 3 Siskins.
In the moth traps today were a Vine’s Rustic, 21 Large Yellow Underwings, 4 Beaded Chestnuts, 25 Lunar Underwings, a Shuttle-shaped Dart, 3 Square-spot Rustics, 3 Large Wainscots, a Turnip, a Delicate, a Shore Wainscot, a Deep Brown Dart, a Black Rustic, and a Setaceous Hebrew Character.
Butterflies included Small Copper and Wall Brown.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM RARE BIRD ALERT
Norfolk Black-throated Diver flew SE past Overstrand mid a’noon c52.9178,1.3486
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still east of East Bank at The Serpentine at 2.23pm c52.9584,1.0663
Norfolk 5.Great Northern Divers flew east past Weybourne 7.40-10.30am c52.9467,1.1483
Norfolk no sign of ad.Long-billed Dowitcher Cley NWT (but Little Stint Curlew Sand Little Gull) 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Pom Skua juv flew east past Cromer c52.9339,1.3014
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Sheringham on sea at 12.38pm drifting west c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk WILSON’S PHALAROPE 1w just east of Wells still 11.10am at North Point Pools on eastern pool +showing well. Use small car park north of A149; do not obstruct A149 52.9513,0.8746 NR23 1QB
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water still at east end at high tide +Spotted Redshank c52.6121,1.7156
Norfolk WILSON’S PHALAROPE 1w just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on eastern pool at 10.32am +showing well. Use small car park north of A149; do not obstruct A149 52.9513,0.8746 NR23 1QB
Norfolk Velvet Scoter ad.drk Holme Dunes c52.9733,0.5515
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills flew east over Horsford at 8.54am c52.7011,1.2491
Norfolk Caspian Gull y’day Cley NWT c52.9591,1.0553
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER flew west past Sheringham at 8.23am 52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk WILSON’S PHALAROPE 1w just east of Wells still at North Point Pools +Pec Sand still. Use small car park north of A149; do not obstruct main road 52.9513,0.8746 NR23 1QB