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9th April 2024

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

A rough day with rain during the morning, a pair of Garganey were showing from the first NWT hide, and 37 Black-tailed Godwits were recorded, and 3 Med Gulls, a Ring Ouzel in the dunes, a male Stonechat on the east bank, and at least 3 Siskins passing overhead.

In the moth traps 1 female Emperor, 4 Hebrew Characters, 2 Powdered Quakers, a Pine Beauty, Northern Drab, Dotted Chestnut and 2 Clouded Drabs were caught.

A further 3 Emperor moths hatched from the cocoons.

Norfolk Ring Ouzel Sheringham flew in off sea c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Weybourne at Weybourne Camp this morning c52.9495,1.1293
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT still c52.9741,0.5520
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Winterton North Dunes still c52.7274,1.6883
Norfolk Pied Fly Horsey Mill NT in oaks by car park at 2.32pm 52.7333,1.6441 NR29 4EE
Norfolk Garganey drk Holme Dunes NWT still on Christie’s Pool from Car Park Hide at 2.17pm 52.9724,0.5482
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore +Spotted Redshank still c52.9644,0.6092
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Grimston Warren NWT still c52.7724,0.5426
Norfolk Hobby Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes over marsh at 11.59am c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Roydon Common NNR again on ridge at 11am c52.7776,0.4894
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still 11.20am on Pat’s Pool (+Spotted Redshank) 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool at 8.26am 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 at 7.54am. Use A149 layby +walk west c52.9537,0.9439
Norfolk 4.Water Pipits y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB c52.5918,1.4675
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Berney Marshes RSPB +Whimbrel c52.5907,1.6397
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) y’day Berney Marshes RSPB +Whimbrel c52.5907,1.6397
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Wells flew east over Beach Road towards North Point Pools at 6.36am