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22nd April 2024

Nut-tree Tussock

At least 8 Ring Ouzels were in the dunes on the NWT reserve during the day, and a drake Garganey was near Thornham Harbour along with 8 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Little Ringed Plovers, 3 Ruff, 4 Snipe and 2 Cattle Egrets. Also noted were 17 Swallows, a House Martin, 6 Cetti’s Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 14 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Sedge and 3 Reed Warblers, 3 Stonechats, 3 Wheatears, a Brambling and 4 Siskins in the pines.

In the moth traps today a Pine Beauty, Nut-tree Tussock, 3 Muslins, 2 Hebrew Characters and a Northern Drab were caught. A Speckled Wood was seen briefly.

Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Holme Dunes NWT still c52.9754,0.5530
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE 1w Burnham Overy Staithe still on saltmarsh from car park at 11.56am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese c52.9651,0.7451
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT c52.9754,0.5530
Norfolk Osprey Blakeney Harbour at 10.45am c52.9555,1.0179
Norfolk Garganey drk Thornham Harbour still opposite Coal Barn on scrape viewed from sea wall at 9.58am c52.9667,0.5704
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both fems) Holkham Freshmarsh still in field at NW end of Lady Anne’s Drive at 10.20am c52.9675,0.8150
Norfolk Ring Ouzel West Runton in paddock south of Water Lane at 8.30am