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13th April 2024

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

Two Ring Ouzels were still in the dunes on the NWT reserve and pairs of Garganey were seen at both NWT hides and near Thornham Harbour. Three Sandwich Terns passed west offshore and 8 Sand Martins, 10+ Swallows, a House Martin, 10+ Chiffchaffs, 8+ Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, 6+ Sedge Warblers, 4 Stonechats, 8 Wheatears, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Redpolls and 10+ Siskins were recorded during the day.

In the moth traps 10 Hebrew Characters, 4 Powdered Quakers, a Common Quaker, a Northern Drab and a Pine Beauty were caught. Two male Emperors were on the wing from mid morning.

Butterflies included a Green Hairstreak, 4 Small Whites, 2 Orange Tips, 2 Brimstones, 7 Speckled Woods, a Green-veined White and a Peacock. The first Large Red Damselfly was seen at the main pond.

Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Holme Dunes NWT c52.9724,0.5482
Norfolk Red-throated Diver Strumpshaw Fen RSPB on River Yare off Pumphouse 52.5989,1.4550
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Thornham Harbour still opposite Coal Barn on scrape viewed from sea wall this morning c52.9667,0.5704
Norfolk 2.Ruddy Shelducks Bawsey Sand Pits still this morning c52.7464,0.4966
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT still c52.9754,0.5530
Norfolk 18.Ring Ouzels NNE of Snettisham north of church in fields off Eton Drove viewed west from black water tanks c52.8916,0.5136
Norfolk 4.Garganey (3.drks) Hickling Broad NWT c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh at 9.43am c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk Ring Ouzel North Creake still 1/3ml east of church in hedge by Roadhills at 10.30am