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22nd October 2023

Olive-tree Pearl

On the sea today 3 Eider, 5 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Great Crested Grebe, single Razorbill and Guillemot were seen. A Pale-bellied Brent Goose was seen passing the NWT, and 12+ Cattle Egrets were still among the cattle on the grazing marsh. Two Swallows flew west past NWT hide 1, and 4 Bearded Tits flew over the east bank at the Observatory calling. A pair of Stonechat were there during the afternoon, and 15 Siskins and a Rock Pipit were also of interest.

In the moth traps today there were a Green Brindled Crescent, 4 Rusty-dot Pearls, 9 Large Wainscots and an Olive-tree Pearl.

In the sunshine a few Migrant Hawkers, Common Darters and 2 Willow Emerald Damselflies were still on the wing. Small White and Red Admiral were also present.

Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham Bay on sea at Holkham Gap mid a’noon c52.9787,0.8066
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Weybourne c52.9467,1.1483
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Weybourne flew west over Weybourne Camp this morning c52.9495,1.1293
Norfolk Slav Grebe Holkham Bay on sea at Holkham Gap +Long-tailed Duck c52.9787,0.8066
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still on Great Broad c52.6223,1.3349
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Holkham Bay on sea at Holkham Gap c52.9787,0.8066
Norfolk Bewick’s Swan reported Holkham Bay c52.9787,0.8066
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua reported flew east past Salthouse at c1.22pm c52.9556,1.0796
Norfolk Pom Skua Salthouse flew east past north end of Iron Road at 1.20pm. Park in Salthouse village +walk west; don’t park by A149 c52.9556,1.0796
Norfolk Scaup Welney WWT c52.5282,0.2779
Norfolk Richard’s Pipit Waxham 100yds NE of church flew west over Shangri-La chalet 52.7794,1.6191
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Holkham Bay on sea at Holkham Gap c52.9787,0.8066
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew north past Waxham at 12.15pm +45.Little Gulls c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk Velvet Scoter drk Titchwell RSPB still on sea c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Little Stint Salthouse still on pool by Beach Road c52.9541,1.1039
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham still 11.45am in sycamores along Money Lane c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk 100+Little Gulls Sea Palling offshore
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on sea just east of north end of East Bank at 11.15am c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Salthouse on shingle east of north end of Iron Road. Park in Salthouse village +walk west; don’t park by A149 c52.9556,1.0796
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cromer +Hen Harrier c52.9339,1.3014
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in NE corner of car park 52.9631,0.6069
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml ENE of Stiffkey by bridge over River Stiffkey mid morning. Use A149 layby +walk east 52.9546,0.9512
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham still in sycamores along Money Lane at 10am c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines still at west end of Warbler Trail c52.9707,0.7967
Norfolk Common Crane flew SE over Weybourne c52.9467,1.1483
Norfolk Water Pipit y’day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB +133.Little Gulls thru