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20th October 2023

Shorelark by Ben Rackstraw

Appalling weather conditions continued throughout the day but Blackbirds and Redwings had been brought down by the storm and a female Merlin gave superb views opposite the Observatory building mid morning.

In the moth traps a Red-green Carpet, Lunar Underwing, Setaceous Hebrew Character, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, 8 Large Wainscots, and a Brick were caught.

Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Old Hunstanton on sea off cliffs c52.9617,0.4927
Norfolk probable Baltic Gull (nominate form fuscus; unringed) ad y’day Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad (+1w.Caspian Gull) c52.6223,1.3349
Norfolk 2.White-fronted Geese West Runton in horse field at 12.43pm 52.9413,1.2492
Norfolk Sooty S’water flew north past Walcott +6.Little Gulls 52.8419,1.5050
Norfolk 12+Ring Ouzels y’day Titchwell RSPB flew south over Patsy’s Pool at 4.50pm