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5th May 2024

Wood Sandpiper

At Thornham a Wood Sandpiper and 2 Garganey were still present. At least one Whinchat was in the dunes and a Black Swan was an unusual sight. A female Ring Ouzel was still in the dunes.

In the moth traps 7 Muslins, 2 Green Carpets, a Pine Beauty, 2 Northern Drabs, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts and a Pebble Prominent were caught.

Butterflies included Holly Blue, Green Hairstreak, Orange Tip and Small Copper. Four Large Red Damselfly and an Azure Damselfly were at the pond.

Norfolk Osprey Breydon Water flew over South Wall this morning c52.6105,1.6975
Norfolk Black Redstart male Titchwell RSPB again in horse paddock by tractor from Tank Road c52.9633,0.6070
Norfolk American Golden Plover 1s Buckenham Marshes RSPB again 12.05pm at east end c52.5918,1.4675
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Thornham Harbour still opposite Coal Barn on scrape viewed from sea wall late morning (+Wood Sand still) c52.9667,0.5704
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse briefly east of Iron Road on pool then flew east at 11.33am c52.9547,1.0812
Norfolk Garganey drk Hickling Broad NWT still c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Snettisham Coastal Park again at Ken Hill Marshes at south end of flood at 10.24am c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Sheringham west of Golf Course then flew towards Sheringham Park mid morning c52.9465,1.1744
Norfolk AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 1s Cantley Marshes still between pumping station +cormorant trees c52.5781,1.5061
Norfolk Montagu’s Harrier Sheringham west of Golf Course briefly at 7.45am then flew NE +lost to view c52.9516,1.1975
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT at Pope’s Marsh at 8.25am [heard only] c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk probable male.Siberian Lesser Whitethroat (form blythi) Sidestrand still at east end of Hungry Hill 200yds along footpath