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16th October 2023

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

On the sea today 10 Eider, 1000+ Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmas, 26 Gannets, 15 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Poms, an Arctic and a Great Skua, 9 Razorbills, a Guillemot, a Little Gull and 2 Sandwich Terns were noted. Also of interest today were a Greenshank, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, 8 Bearded Tits, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps., 28 Fieldfares, 15 Redwings, 8 Stonechats, 12 Rock Pipits, a single Redpoll, 38 Siskins and 22 Cattle Egrets.

In the moth traps there were 5 Large Wainscots, 3 Beaded Chestnuts, a Green Brindled Crescent, and 3 Black Rustics. A few butterflies were still on the wing with 3 Peacocks, 2 Large Whites and 6 Red Admirals recorded.

Norfolk 22.Cattle Egrets Holme Dunes NWT c52.9741,0.5401
Norfolk 3.Sooty S’waters y’day flew past Sheringham in morning c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk 3.Pom Skuas y’day flew past Cromer 7am-11am: 2.west, 1.east (+Red-necked Grebe flew west) c52.9339,1.3014
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB on Freshmarsh at 1.55pm c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton flew in off sea at 2pm c52.9443,0.4931
Norfolk Black Tern Hickling Broad NWT still early a’noon from viewpoint c52.7414,1.5959
Norfolk Lapland Bunting NE of Salthouse flew west past north end of Beach Road late morning (not Snow Bunting) 52.9549,1.0970
Norfolk Black Tern Hickling Broad NWT again at 1.29pm c52.7414,1.5959
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh at 12.25pm c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Snow Bunting NE of Salthouse flew west past north end of Beach Road late morning 52.9549,1.0970
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets NE of Salthouse c200yds east of Gramborough Hill in grazing meadow c52.9541,1.1039
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley NWT flew past beach car park 11.30am-12.15pm 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill at 10.35am c52.9630,0.7474
Norfolk probable Black-throated Diver Old Hunstanton on sea at 9.27am c52.9617,0.4927
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Breydon Water +Spotted Redshanks c52.6121,1.7156
Norfolk Richard’s Pipit Blakeney Freshmarsh at 8.44am c52.9606,1.0302
Norfolk Richard’s Pipit Titchwell RSPB flushed from dunes at 8.26am c52.9627,0.6032
Norfolk 3+Velvet Scoters Old Hunstanton on sea at 8.19am then flew west c52.9617,0.4927
Norfolk 5.Pom Skuas y’day flew past Sheringham 7.05am-12.01pm