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14th April 2024

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

Two Ring Ouzels and a Wryneck were seen in the dunes on the NWT reserve, and a pair of Garganey were again on the freshmarsh near Thornham Harbour. Two Ravens were also over the grazing marshes and 5 Sand Martins, 15 Swallows, a House Martin, 6 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warblers and 2 Redpolls were also noted.

In the moth traps 5 Hebrew Characters, 4 Powdered Quakers, 2 Red Chestnuts, a Chestnut, Narrow-winged Grey and Coastal Buff were caught. Butterflies included 7 Green Hairstreaks, 3 Speckled Woods, 4 Orange Tips and a Green-veined White.

Norfolk Wryneck Holme Dunes NWT again 3.08pm at west end of paddock c52.9739,0.5443
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB on Tank Road at 2.05pm c52.9625,0.6073
Norfolk no further sign of Wryneck Holme Dunes NWT by 1.57pm 52.9739,0.5443
Norfolk Ring Ouzel reported Bawsey at Bawsey Sand Pits c52.7464,0.4966
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Holme Dunes NWT still 1.08pm in paddock west of visitor centre c52.9741,0.5520
Norfolk Spoonbill Potter Heigham Marshes at west end viewed from track on north side at 12.54pm c52.7166,1.6064. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Thornham Harbour still opposite Coal Barn on scrape viewed from sea wall c52.9667,0.5704
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham RSPB near steps at reserve entrance at 11.57am c52.8697,0.4487
Norfolk ALPINE SWIFT flew NW over Waxham at 11.02am c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton Dunes flew over dunes near NWT tern enclosure c52.7176,1.6962
Norfolk Wryneck Holme Dunes NWT still at west end of paddock at 11.08am tho elusive c52.9739,0.5443
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (1.male) Waxham in field 2/3ml south of church c52.7785,1.6183
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hickling Broad NWT c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh at 11.12am c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Snettisham RSPB in ditch opposite Rotary Hide at 11.03am then flew south c52.8697,0.4487
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT in paddock west of visitor centre c52.9741,0.5520
Norfolk ALPINE SWIFT flew north over Horsey at 10.42am c52.7472,1.6424
Norfolk Wryneck Holme Dunes NWT still 10.07am in dunes at east end of Forestry +showing well c52.9739,0.5443
Norfolk Wryneck Holme Dunes NWT still c52.9739,0.5443
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE Burnham Overy Staithe still viewed from West Harbour Way with Dark-bellied Brent Geese c52.9651,0.7451
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool from Bishop’s Hide at 9.23am 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Cart Gap in hedge at 7.55am c52.8233,1.5344
Norfolk 8.Ring Ouzels NNE of Snettisham still north of church in fields off Eaton Drove c52.8916,0.5136
Norfolk 7.Twite reported y’day Cley NWT flew over beach at north end of East Bank