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30th April 2024

Green Hairstreak – Seamus Griffin

A quieter day at the obs today, but beautiful and warm despite the strong southerly wind. The Eastern Subalpine Warbler has not been seen today (so far). Highlights today include 1 Firecrest, 7 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Wheatear. The 7 Cattle Egret and 2 Garganey were still around towards Thornham. A White-tailed Eagle was also seen flying past on the sea from Titchwell.

In the moth traps today were 1 Hebrew Character, 1 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 1 Powdered Quaker and one beautiful female Emperor. Silver-Y, one Green Longhorn (Adela reaumurella) and a Ruby Tiger was also seen on the reserve. It was a great day for butterflies too with a maximum temperature of 19 degrees and sunny conditions, with 4 Orange Tip, 8 Green Hairstreak, 2 Wall Brown, 1 Speckled Wood, 4 Peacock, 2 Small White, 2 Green-viened White, 2 Brimstone and 2 Holly Blue. Two Large Red Damselfly were also seen.


Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Thornham Harbour still opposite Coal Barn on scrape viewed from sea wall c52.9667,0.5704

Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad Cley NWT still from Daukes’ Hide mid a’noon 52.9579,1.0544

Norfolk Black Tern Sculthorpe Moor NR c52.8389,0.8192

Norfolk 3.Wood Sands Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes mid a’noon c52.8838,0.4620

Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still +Bar-tailed Godwit Grey Plover c52.5312,0.2813

Norfolk unconfirmed report of fem/1s.male Golden Oriole Dersingham Bog NNR in tree briefly then flew off c52.8322,0.4848

Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes from inner sea wall c100yds from Beach Road c52.8838,0.4620

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 12.35pm c52.9629,0.6064

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew west over Burnham Overy at c12.20pm c52.9630,0.7474

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew west over Holkham early a’noon c52.9713,0.7990

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle over Blakeney Point at 11.30am c52.9752,0.9757

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Snettisham Coastal Park still late morning on freshmarsh at Ken Hill Marshes c52.8838,0.4620

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Hickling Broad NWT again flew NW at 10am c52.7413,1.6093

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Snettisham Coastal Park flew east over Ken Hill Marshes at 9.20am c52.8838,0.4620

Norfolk no sign of 1s.male.Eastern Subalpine Warbler Holme NOA near eastern entrance gate on north side of coast path c52.9749,0.5563. Park at Thornham Old Harbour +walk west 52.9749,0.5562

Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew over Thurne at 7.30am c52.6832,1.5586

Norfolk Hoopoe Blakeney Point in dunes by Plantation at 9.24am c52.9777,0.9816

Norfolk White Stork East Dereham still 9.03am circling over village c52.6836,0.9225

Norfolk White Stork East Dereham till 6.40am at Rushmeadows NWT in field opposite sewage works then flew north. From gates take path on left +follow river bank for 500yds c52.6836,0.9225

Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Muckleburgh Hill at 7.53am c52.9471,1.1335

Norfolk Short-eared Owl Salthouse at Gramborough Hill on path at 8.17am c52.9541,1.1039

Norfolk White Stork East Dereham still at Rushmeadows NWT in field opposite sewage works at 6.15am. From gates take path on left +follow river bank for 500yds c52.6836,0.9225

Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail y’day Horsey flew north over dunes at 12.05pm c52.7587,1.6501

Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) y’day Holme Dunes NWT again on Christie’s Pool from hide 52.9724,0.5489