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26th April 2024

Cuckoo by Gary Elton

At Thornham a drake Garganey was seen briefly, and 30 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff and 4 Cattle Egrets were of note with a Spoonbill was also present, flying off in the direction of Titchwell. Seven Whimbrel were near Staithe Lane, and a Cuckoo was calling from the back of Drove Orchards. Around the reserves 4 Lesser Whitethroats and 4 Reed Warblers were singing, a White Wagtail flew over and a Wheatear was reported in the dunes.

In the moth traps just 2 Muslins and a Hebrew Character were caught, and Green Hairstreak, Orange Tip and Speckled Wood were among the butterflies seen.

Norfolk 4.Garganey (3.drks) Hickling Broad NWT still c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh. juv.White-tailed Eagle flew east at 12.15pm c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk FERRUGINOUS DUCK fem Hickling Broad NWT still c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh (+3.Garganey (2.drks)) c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk Garganey Hockwold Washes still 11.13am c52.4504,0.5245
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (all males) Burnham Overy Marshes south of Norfolk Coast Path at 10.04am 52.9678,0.7526
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still on Pat’s Pool from Bishop’s Hide at 10.06am +showing well 52.9563,1.0582
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Walcott on lawn c52.8414,1.5017
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle juv Scolt Head Island still 8.35am at west end near house c52.9846,0.7040
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Scolt Head Island in dunes at 8.23am