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14th May 2024

Spoonbill – Seamus Griffin

It’s been a mild cloudy day at the obs with occasional showers. A beautiful Spoonbill was having a bath on the Broad Water this morning. On the flooded field towards Thornham, a Greenshank, Wood Sandpiper, 2 drake Garganey and 2 Common Sandpipers were present. A Wheatear was seen flying in off the sea.

In the moth traps today were 2 Small Waved Umber, 11 Treble Lines, 9 Flame Shoulder, 1 Shuttle Shaped Dart, 1 Willow Beauty, 1 Angle-barred Pug, 1 Fern, 1 Small Elephant Hawk, 1 Small Square Spot, 1 White Spot, 1 Cinnabar, 1 Pine Beauty and 1 Northern Drab. At least 5 Wall Brown and 1 Four Spotted Chaser were also seen.


Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley NWT again flew east along shingle ridge +landed near East Bank mid a’noon c52.9602,1.0602

Norfolk Velvet Scoter Holkham Bay still on sea at 2.07pm c52.9763,0.8215

Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hickling Broad NWT still c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh +Little Gull c52.7399,1.6025

Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB still on Reedbed Pool c52.9747,0.5917

Norfolk Wood Sand Thornham Harbour still on western pool by sea wall at 11.32am +2.drk.Garganey still c52.9667,0.5704

Norfolk 2.Temminck’s Stints Cley NWT still on Simmonds’s Scrape (+Little Stint) c52.9591,1.0553

Norfolk 3.Black Terns y’day Rockland Broad still in evng c52.5922,1.4419

Norfolk Temminck’s Stint ad Titchwell RSPB by Parrinder Hide briefly at 7.15am then flew off 52.9692,0.6068

norfolk Temminck’s Stint Denver Sluice at Tallymore Farm at 7.10am c52.5837,0.3420