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27th October 2023

Oak Rustic

Many thrushes were still moving with 70 Blackbirds, 20 Fieldfares, a Ring Ouzel and 50 Redwings counted, 18 Bramblings and 4 Redpolls seen, and a Woodcock dropping into the pines mid afternoon. Ten Cattle Egrets were on the grazing marshes and a Greenshank was present. Two Ravens also flew over, with a Yellow-browed Warbler heard near the Observatory during the morning.

In the moth traps 19 Rusty-dot Pearls, a Large Wainscot, Spruce Carpet and an Oak Rustic were caught.

Norfolk Black Redstart Northrepps
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham
Norfolk Pallas’s Warbler Titchwell RSPB by picnic area at visitor centre c52.9629,0.6064
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail flew east over Cley NWT at 12.53pm c52.9543,1.0562
Norfolk Hoopoe SE of Waxham again at west end of Money Lane at 12.30pm c52.7739,1.6275
Norfolk Common Rosefinch Holkham Pines along main path in dead trees c500yds WNW of The Lookout 52.9694,0.8087
Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton at golf course at 11.03am [heard only] Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea at 10.30am +Red-necked Grebe still c52.9738,0.6055
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Dersingham Bog flew towards village c52.8322,0.4848
Norfolk Hawfinch Holme Dunes NWT +Hen Harrier c52.9741,0.5401
Norfolk 4+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddock at 10.06am 52.5103,0.6805
Norfolk Pallas’s Warbler Sidestrand briefly 7.40am then flew inland
Norfolk 4.Short-eared Owls y’day 1.5mls SSW of Ludham near St.Benet’s Abbey c52.6873,1.5204
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y’day Sheringham