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18th October 2023

Ring Ouzel

On the sea today, 1 Eider, 46 Brent Geese, 600+ Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Great-crested Grebes, 1 Manx Shearwater, 25 Gannets, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill and 30 Starling and 6 Fieldfare in off the sea.

A male Ring Ouzel was found close to the car park hide. Also of interest today was good numbers of Redwing, Fieldfare and Brambling moving overhead, 6 Cattle Egrets, 2 Great White Egrets, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 male Blackcap.

In the moth traps today, 7 Large Wainscot, 1 Chestnut, 1 Green Brindled Crescent and 2 Beaded Chestnut. One Red Admiral and 1 Large White were recorded in the small periods of sunshine.


Norfolk Black-throated Diver Burnham Overy Staithe off car park in bay at 2.35pm

Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Wells Woods at edge of field west of car park at 2pm 52.9734,0.8389

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines west of crosstracks in glade north of path c52.9713,0.7990

Norfolk Richard’s Pipit Stiffkey in field at 1.04pm then flew west 52.9570,0.9512

Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Holme Dunes NWT near car park hide c52.9737,0.5510

Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still on Great Broad in conservation area at 12.55pm c52.6223,1.3349

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in apple tree at NE corner of car park at 12.49pm 52.9631,0.6069

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen by kissing gate c52.9572,0.9599. Use A149 layby, walk east +take path north along W.side of River Stiffkey 52.9546,0.9512

Norfolk Black-throated Diver Old Hunstanton on sea off cliffs at 9.25am c52.9617,0.4927

Norfolk 2.Waxwings NE of Salthouse flew south over Gramborough Hill at 9.38am 52.9541,1.1045

Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea. 6.Spoonbills flew from reedbed at dawn +9.Cattle Egrets c52.9692,0.6068

Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Old Hunstanton still on sea c52.9617,0.4927

Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still +2.Ring Ouzels flew east at 8.15am c52.6054,1.4426

Norfolk Osprey y’day Itteringham flew over Mannington Estate 52.8326,1.1843