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10th October 2023

Red-green Carpet

Red-green Carpet

A quieter day migration wise, with many of the weekends birds also having moved. The Cattle Egrets, 19 in total, remained  on the Grazing Marsh with the cattle. A count of 21 Bearded Tits included several groups high west over the Observatory. Other birds of note included 2 Swallows, a single Grey Wagtail, a Kingfisher on the Broadwater, Sea watching produced counts of 220 Gannets, 100 Razorbill, 30 Eider, 3 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 6 Artic Skua,  2 Bonxie and a single Shag.

Of interest in the Moth traps were single Glancy’s Rustic and Red-green Carpet.


Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool from Bishop’s Hide 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Holme Dunes NWT c52.9741,0.5401
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Caister c52.6508,1.7334
Norfolk Snow Bunting Burnham Overy Dunes on beach at end of main path at 1.30pm c52.9782,0.7655
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB still at east end of freshmarsh c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Sheringham flew in off sea at 1.50pm c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell still on freshmarsh at midday 52.9672,0.6048
Norfolk 2.Garganey flew west past Cley NWT at 11am with Common Scoters c52.9552,1.0758
Norfolk Curlew Sand Welney WWT still c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk no sign of Y-br.Wblr NE of Salthouse north of A149 in sallows along Meadow Lane c52.9507,1.1032
Norfolk Snow Bunting Blakeney Point at 11.08am tho mobile c52.9741,1.0190
Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 11.04am c52.9552,1.0758
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea at 11am c52.9738,0.6055
Norfolk Richard’s Pipit flew west over Beeston Regis at 10am c52.9447,1.2226
Norfolk Pec Sand juv just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on east pool +showing well. Use small car park north of A149 52.9513,0.8746