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4th April 2024

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

Two Ring Ouzels were found in the dunes on the NWT again today but remained elusive most of the day. On the grazing marsh a breeding plumage Great White Egret was of interest with 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 91 Curlew, 3 Snipe, 2 Med Gulls, 14 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps and 6+ Swallows noted during the day.

In the moth traps today 5 Hebrew Characters, a Small Quaker, Clouded Drab, Shoulder Stripe and a Red-eyed Buff were caught, with 2 Peacock butterflies noted on the wing.

Norfolk Garganey drk Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 12.34pm c52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT still in paddocks west of visitor centre at 1.27pm tho elusive c52.9741,0.5401
Norfolk Night Heron ad 1ml east of Cley still just west of Walsey Hills at North Foreland Wood viewed from Skirts Path c75yds west of East Bank car park tho distant c52.9541,1.0642
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Simmonds’s Scrape