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19th October 2023

grey shoulder knot


Though very unsettled a number of migrants were still on the move, highlights were 217 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 505 Wigeon, 350 Teal, a female Long-tailed Duck, 500+ Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver off NWT, 14 Gannets, 5 Grey Herons in off the sea, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 340 Oystercatchers on the beach, 500+ Golden Plover, 48 Black-tailed Godwits, a Purple Sandpiper at Gore Point, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Sandwich Terns, a Little and a Med Gull, Kingfisher, 9 Bearded Tits near Thornham sea wall, 4 Shorelarks near Gore Point, a Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps in the Forestry, a Ring Ouzel near Thornham, 25 Blackbirds, 3 Fieldfares, 50+ Song Thrushes, 120 Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail, 8 Rock Pipits, 9 Bramblings, 4 Siskins and 15 Cattle Egrets.

In the moth traps today just a single Large Wainscot and a Grey Shoulder-Knot were caught. Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies were still on the wing in the afternoon sunshine.

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still by near Fen Hide at 1.05pm c52.9638,0.6063
Norfolk Black-throated Diver reported Titchwell RSPB on sea c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Pom Skua ad flew south past Waxham at 2pm c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Overstrand flew east over beach at 2.13pm c52.9178,1.3486
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holme Dunes NWT on sea north of visitor centre at 12.40pm c52.9754,0.5530
Norfolk Richard’s Pipit Snettisham Coastal Park flew south over beach car park at 1.10pm c52.8697,0.4487
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem flew east past Holme Dunes this morning c52.9741,0.5401
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holme Dunes east of Gore Point at 11.30am (+Purple Sand) c52.9741,0.5401
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew north past Eccles at 12.44pm c52.8088,1.5688
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea. Ring Ouzel flew south at 10.40am c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Cley Bird Club +North Norfolk Group NWT joint meeting tonight at Cley Village Hall at 7.30pm featuring Andy Clarke ‘Birding Antarctica: the Last Frontier’. Entry £3. Doors open 7pm. Refreshments provided
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew south past Heacham at 10am c52.9084,0.4910
Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels flew over Hunstanton Cliffs c52.9443,0.4931
Norfolk Ring Ouzel flew SW over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 9.52am c52.6054,1.4426
Norfolk Black Guillemot flew west past Cromer at 9.48am c52.9339,1.3014
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in apple tree at NE corner of car park at 9.36am 52.9631,0.6069
Norfolk Waxwing south of Langham at Field Dalling at 9.20am then flew north c52.9116,0.9830
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew east over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB +possibly landed in meadow near pumphouse c52.6054,1.4426
Norfolk Arctic Tern 2mls west of Norwich flew west over UEA Broad at 7.42am c52.6184,1.2370
Norfolk Hawfinch flew west over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 8.52am c52.6054,1.4426
Norfolk Great Northern Diver juv flew west past Weybourne Camp c52.9467,1.1483
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels flew south over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB