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25th March 2024

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

A quiet day, highlights were two Barnacle Geese of unknown origin on the grazing marsh, a Great White Egret, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 10 Chiffchaffs and 2 Siskins flying over calling.

On Sunday afternoon a Waxwing was seen at the top of Beach Road.

In the moth traps 6 Hebrew Characters were caught and a Peacock butterfly was on the wing.

Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 at 12.45pm. Use A149 layby +walk west c52.9537,0.9439
Norfolk 7+Scaup Cley NWT on sea at north end of East Bank at 11.17am 52.9630,1.0646
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still 12.03pm from Avocet Hide 52.958,1.0542
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 1ml NNW of Weeting still east of Brandon Road off Firebreak.47 in clearfell just NE of Nelson’s Plantation at 9.59am c52.4855,0.6036. Keep out of clearfell
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool from Bishop’s Hide at 9.42am 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Garganey drk Hickling Broad NWT c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh at north end at 9.30am c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk 3.Garganey (2.drks) Hockwold Washes still 8.50am c52.4504,0.5245
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm flew WNW over Surlingham towards Postwick viewed from Brundall at 9.15am c52.6094,1.4063
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes flew west over Stiffkey at 7.48am