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30th October 2023

Short-eared Owl

At the high tide roost over 28,000 Knot were counted and 4 Red-throated Divers, a Great White Egret, 7 Spoonbills south, a Hen Harrier, 3 Water Rails, 38 Black-tailed Godwits, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, a single Chiffchaff, 6 Cattle Egrets, 3 Rock Pipits, 2 Redpolls and 6 Siskins were also recorded. In the afternoon at least 3 Short-eared Owls were hunting between Holme and Thornham.

In the moth traps a Large Wainscot and 7 Rusty Dot Pearls were caught, with a Silver Y at the buddleias in the afternoon. Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies were still present.

Norfolk 4+Short-eared Owls 1.5mls SSW of Ludham still near St.Benet’s Abbey over fields at 2.09pm c52.6873,1.5204
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Wells still at lifeboat station on boat at 1.44pm 52.9729,0.8514
Norfolk Black Redstart male Burnham Market on roof at Sandell’s Walk at 2pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr north of Stiffkey still 2.17pm in campsite wood 52.9570,0.9293
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes at 1.38pm c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr north of Stiffkey in campsite wood at 11.30am 52.9570,0.9293
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Whitlingham Ctry Park still on Great Broad this a’noon c52.6223,1.3349
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on sea off Thornham Point at 10.45am c52.9747,0.5917
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Salthouse still west of north end of Beach Road at 11.30am c52.9541,1.1039
Norfolk Velvet Scoter fem Holme Dunes on sea +3.Short-eared Owls flew in off sea at 11.30am c52.9741,0.5401
Norfolk Hoopoe SE of Waxham still by Money Lane in beet fields tho elusive c52.7739,1.6275
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings between Kelling Quags +Gramborough Hill on shingle bank at 8.44am c52.9537,1.1086
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still 10.35am south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows at south end of track c52.9546,1.0668
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail flew west over Thornham Marsh early morning c52.9667,0.5704
Norfolk Sabine’s Gull Sheringham flew west past Sheringham Museum at 10.22am c52.9447,1.2226
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea off Thornham Point +Long-tailed Duck c52.9747,0.5917
Norfolk Waxwing flew west over How Hill Staithe at 9.10am c52.7204,1.5172
Norfolk Black Guillemot Titchwell RSPB still on sea at 9.30am +Black-throated Diver Red-necked Grebe c52.9692,0.6068
Norfolk Snow Bunting between Kelling Quags +Gramborough Hill on shingle bank at 7.35am c52.9537,1.1086
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Snettisham RSPB on lagoon at 8.17am c52.8501,0.4458
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA c52.9546,1.0668
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Kelling Water Meadow still at south end from metal gate at 8.11am 52.9516,1.1161
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham on sea wall beneath The Crown at 7.41am