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23rd October 2023

Water Pipit (2)

Highlights today were 514 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated and one Black-throated Divers, 23 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Arctic Skuas, single Sandwich and Common Terns, 15 Little Gulls, a Peregrine, a Bearded Tit, Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, a Ring Ouzel south of the Broadwater, 2 Stonechats, single Rock and Water Pipits were ringed during the morning, and 10 Bramblings, a Redpoll, 20+ Siskins, 2 Ravens and 12 Cattle Egrets were also of interest.

In the moth traps today a total of 17 Rusty-dot Pearls were caught together with 5 Large Wainscots, 2 Red-green Carpets and a Large Yellow Underwing. A Red Admiral and a Peacock were also recorded.

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still this a’noon at Fen Trail +showing well 52.9631,0.6069
Norfolk no further sign of Hoopoe SE of Waxham south of Money Lane by mid a’noon c52.7739,1.6275
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Cley over reeds opposite Cley Windmill at midday c52.9547,1.0428
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Breydon Water along South Wall this morning +6.Russian White-fronted Geese juv.Gannet c52.6121,1.7156
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Water Pipit Hockwold Washes c52.4504,0.5245
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew SE past Horsey at 11.27am c52.7587,1.6501
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on sea off north end of main path c52.9738,0.6055
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea off north end of main path at c12.05pm c52.9738,0.6055
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Blakeney Freshmarsh at Friary Hills in reeds north of 1st field from entrance c52.9606,1.0302
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB off Thornham Point +3+drk.Velvet Scoters c52.9747,0.5917
Norfolk Hoopoe SE of Waxham still c11.10am south of Money Lane at south end of beet field c52.7739,1.6275
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines still by Joe Jordan Hide 52.9713,0.7990
Norfolk Hawfinch Wells flew west over Wells Woods at 7.25am c52.9734,0.8389
Norfolk Hoopoe SE of Waxham at north end of Money Lane flew SE along dunes +appeared to landed west of coastal path near old caravan at 10.45am c52.7739,1.6275
Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshmarsh at Friary Hills c52.9606,1.0302
Norfolk Pom Skua y’day flew east past Sheringham in morning (+Long-tailed Duck Velvet Scoter 19.Russian White-fronted Geese) c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in NE corner of car park 52.9631,0.6069
Norfolk report of Bewick’s Swan y’day Holkham Bay was erroneous
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y’day Winterton North Dunes at 1pm c52.7279,1.6883
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y’day Cley NWT offshore c52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail y’day Cley NWT again flew west in evng c52.9543,1.0562
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts y’day Gorleston
Norfolk Ring Ouzel y’day Lingwood