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8th April 2024

Sedge Warbler by Karla Otta

More evidence of migration today with 12 Red Kites, a Little Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel, a Swallow, 25 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 7 Blackcaps, a Grasshopper Warbler near Thornham Harbour, 4 Sedge Warblers, 10 Wheatears, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 3 White Wagtails, a Brambling, 130+ Siskins, 4 Cattle Egrets and 2 Ravens noted.

In the moth traps 5 Powdered Quakers, a Clouded Drab, 7 Hebrew Characters and 2 Common Quakers were caught, 7 further Emperor Moths hatched from the cocoons, and 2 Brimstones, a Green Hairstreak, 3 Peacocks, 3 Small Whites and 2 Speckled Woods were on the wing.

Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Hockwold Washes c52.4504,0.5245
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum still 3.50pm at feeders 200yds south of The Shepherd’s Baa c52.5142,0.6847
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels (4.males) Grimston Warren NWT by quarry c52.7654,0.4823
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still mid a’noon on Pat’s Pool from Teal Hide 52.9577,1.0545
Norfolk Hawfinch male Lynford Arboretum still c52.5142,0.6847
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT from Daukes’s Hide 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male flew west over Sidestrand this morning c52.9049,1.3504
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both fems) Roydon Common NNR by Grimston Warren NWT in field c52.7776,0.4894
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (all males) Grimston Warren NWT by quarry c52.7724,0.5426
Norfolk no sign of any Ring Ouzel Castle Rising by 11am but 2.White Wagtails c52.7919,0.4695
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Winterton Dunes NNR in North Dunes near large pond at 12.30pm c52.7167,1.6968
Norfolk Pied Fly 1ml ESE of Waxham just east of pipe dump in sallows c52.7685,1.6359
Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels Waxham at old pipe dump at 12.40pm c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy: 3.at Burnham Overy Dunes, 1.at Whincover c52.9753,0.7734
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Snettisham Coastal Park flew west over Ken Hill Marshes with Fieldfares at 10.28am c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk Ring Ouzel North Creake 500yds east of church at Roadhills in hedgerow at 10.47am c52.9090,0.7542
Norfolk Common Crane Cley NWT flew west over West Bank at 10.40am c52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels Heacham flew south over South Beach 7.20am-8.45am c52.9036,0.4684
Norfolk Common Crane drifting west over Gramborough Hill at 10.21am c52.9541,1.1039
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Roydon Common NWT on ridge at 9.28am 52.7727,0.5278
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Roydon Common NNR on ridge at 9.28am c52.7776,0.4894
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Simmonds’ Scrape at 10.04am 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Sheringham at Upper Sheringham by Park Road at 9.23am 52.9328,1.1837
Norfolk Common Crane flew west over Overstrand at 9.40am c52.9178,1.3486
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels Snettisham RSPB by Pit.3 just south of cross bank at 8.30am this morning c52.8615,0.4472
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149. Use A149 layby +walk west c52.9537,0.9439
Norfolk Woodlark Norwich at Heartsease flew west over Greenborough Road at 8.30am c52.6484,1.3447
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Grimston Warren NWT on south side at 7.55am c52.7724,0.5426
Norfolk Ring Ouzel SE of Terrington St.John just east of Tilney St.Lawrence east of Fleet Timber Supplies south of Magdalen Road in field 52.6948,0.2971
Norfolk Hooded Crow y’day Great Yarmouth south of Brittania Pier on beach at 1.45pm c52.6207,1.7428
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Castle Rising still north of church in football field at 6.16am