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1st April 2024

Garganey Seamus Griffin

A drake Garganey was on the Broadwater and 3 Cattle Egrets were on the marsh, while offshore 3 Eider and 500 Common Scoter were counted. Two adult Little Gulls were flying around near the Car Park Hide during the afternoon. Also of interest were a Snipe, 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 41 Pink-feet, 15+ Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps and 4 Siskins.

In the moth traps a Common Quaker, 3 Red Chestnuts, 3 Hebrew Characters, 2 Pine Beauties, a Powdered Quaker were caught, with a male Emperor on the wing in the afternoon.

Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still at Thornham Marsh c52.9693,0.6016
Norfolk 4.Scaup (3.drks) Welney WWT from Nelson Lyle Hide +2.Garganey (1.drk) on Lady Fen 6.Little Gulls from observatory still c52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes c52.7274,1.6908
Norfolk Garganey drk Hickling Broad NWT still c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh at north end at 11.06am tho elusive c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Simmonds’ Scrape near island at 12.03pm 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk 6.Little Gulls Welney WWT from main observatory at 11.28am c52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew west past Weybourne 52.9485,1.1398
Norfolk 3.Waxwings flew south over Ranworth Broad NWT at 11.05am c52.6827,1.4872
Norfolk 8.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in trees by feeders 200yds south of The Shepherd’s Baa at 10.35am c52.5142,0.6847
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Salthouse off Beach Road c52.9541,1.1043
Norfolk Black Redstart Sidestrand at Hungry Hill c52.9049,1.3504
Norfolk Water Pipit y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB c52.5918,1.4675
Norfolk Little Gull y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB c52.5918,1.4675
Norfolk RUSTIC BUNTING male y’day 4.25mls SW of Fakenham again 1/2ml NW of Helhoughton by Broomsthorpe Road in hedge at cover crop