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20th May 2024

Great White Egret Seamus Griffin

Highlights today were a drake Garganey and a Wood Sandpiper at Thornham, a Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, Cuckoo, 17 Swallows and 12 House Martins.

In the moth traps 2 Cinnabars, a Silver Y, 2 Pine Beauties, 2 Waved Umbers, a Common Carpet, Fren, Brown Rustic, Bordered White, Small Elephant Hawk, 3 White Ermines, a Flame Shoulder and a Yellow Shell were caught.

Three Green Hairstreaks, 4 Peacocks, 12 Wall Browns, 2 Small Coppers, a Large White and a Speckled Wood were the butterflies recorded, with a pair of Broad-bodied Chasers still on the pond.

Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Denver Sluice at Tallymore Farm +Grey Plover c52.5874,0.3547
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Kelling Heath till 12.49pm 150yds from level crossing then flew south c52.9319,1.1216
Norfolk Golden Oriole male singing Snettisham Coastal Park just north of beach car park in large willow at 11.44am c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk 3.Red-necked Grebe reported Holkham Bay on sea at 12.36pm c52.9763,0.8215
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Kelling Heath again early a’noon 150yds from level crossing c52.9319,1.1216
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Blakeney Harbour at 10.50am c52.9555,1.0179
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Kelling Heath north of railway line along parallel path c52.9319,1.1216
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Horsey still c300yds NW of Nelson Head track at 10.59am tho elusive c52.7516,1.6616
Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes till 9.50am from river bank then flushed +no further sign. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) NR29 5JE 52.7104,1.5797
Norfolk Wood Sand Thornham Harbour opposite Coal Barn on scrape viewed from sea wall at 6.35am