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20th April 2024


Another day of very rough north winds, but 5 Ring Ouzels remained in the dunes on the NWT reserve showing well at times, and a Spoonbill, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, a Snipe, Great White Egret, 6+ Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcaps, 4 Sedge and 2 Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat and a Wheatear were recorded.

Two Muslins and a Hebrew Character were in the moth traps, and Green-veined White and Speckled Wood were seen in sheltered sunny spots.

Norfolk 2.Shorelarks reported Holkham Bay at Holkham Gap c52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE 1w Burnham Overy Staithe still in channel this a’noon with Dark-bellied Brent Geese c52.9651,0.7451
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Burnham Overy Marshes still in field west of track +1s.Little Gull 52.9745,0.7758
Norfolk 3.Garganey (2.drks) Hickling Broad NWT still c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at west end of Brendan’s Marsh c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still on Lady Fen from visitor centre c52.5271,0.2790
Norfolk 6+Ring Ouzels NNE of Snettisham north of church in 2nd paddock west of Eaton Drove c52.8916,0.5136
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Ringstead Downs c52.9344,0.5372
Norfolk unconfirmed report of White-tailed Eagle ad y’day c2mls west of Wymondham at Highoak water works at 7.45am c52.5668,1.0604
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Cawston Heath c52.7672,1.2075
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Wymondham along Tiffey Trail near Chapel Lane bridge