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12th April 2024

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

Visual migration was recorded again today, with Garganey pairs reported on Christie’s Pool and near Thornham Harbour, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling near the car park at Staithe Lane, a Little Ringed Plover on the flashes at Thornham, 30 Black-tailed Godwits were on the NWT pools, and 3 Ring Ouzels, 15+ Yellow Wagtails, 20+ Siskins, 6 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps and 2 Whitethroats were recorded. A Wryneck was seen briefly in the dunes late morning.

In the moth traps 2 Powdered Quakers, a Red-green Carpet, 5 Hebrew Characters, 3 Red Chestnuts, Small Quaker and Dotted Chestnut were caught.

Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT by visitor centre at 2.17pm c52.9741,0.5520
Norfolk 2+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still by feeders 200yds south of The Shepherd’s Baa c52.5142,0.6847
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Welney WWT still c52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew west over Lackford Run at 9.25am c52.6065,1.4558
Norfolk Whinchat Snettisham RSPB at 11.49am c52.8615,0.4472
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE Burnham Overy Marshes again by Gun Hill in channel late morning c52.9744,0.7517
Norfolk Little Gull Welney WWT c52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Cantley Marshes RSPB still on River Yare at 11.19am c52.5775,1.4955
Norfolk 1+Garganey Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide c52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme near bunker at 11.31am c52.9754,0.5530
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Burnham Overy Dunes along fence at 10.27am 52.97458 0.77580
Norfolk Ring Ouzel North Creake still c600yds east of church at Roadhills at 10.12am c52.9090,0.7542
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Heacham flew south over beach c52.9084,0.4910
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still from Daukes’s Hide 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y’day Cromer on beach