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28th April 2024


A day of rain and strong westerlies, a notable passage of 80+ Swallows, 30+ House Martins, 2 Sand Martins and 2 Swifts took place in just 2 hours, and a Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, Cuckoo, 12 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler and a single Wheatear were recorded.

The moth traps contained a Shuttle-shaped Dart and 4 Muslins.

Norfolk reported Marsh Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill is a Greenshank
Norfolk Black Tern Ormesby Broad at north end at 10.51am c52.6813,1.6487
Norfolk MARSH SANDPIPER Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill on flood 52.7398,1.6092. Use NWT car park 52.7421,1.5947 NR12 0BW; don’t park at Stubb Mill
Norfolk reported probable Black Kite y’day Halvergate was a Red Kite
Norfolk Black Redstart Titchwell RSPB still in horse paddock from Tank Road at 10.05am c52.9633,0.6070
Norfolk Garganey drk Salthouse west of Iron Road from gate c52.9547,1.0812
Norfolk probable Black Kite y’day reported Halvergate c52.6015,1.5815
Norfolk 5.Arctic Terns y’day Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad