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26th May 2024

Spotted Flycatcher Seamus Griffin

A Barn Owl was hunting early morning, and a Spoonbill was in front of the Car Park Hide. A Cattle Egret was on the NWT pools and a Spotted Flycatcher was beside the NOA car park feeding with a tit flock. A second bird was also present.

In the moth traps 6 Cinnabars, 2 Small Elephant Hawks, 2 Bordered Whites, 3 Willow Beauties, a Fern, a Marbled Minor sp, Peppered Moth, 2 Flame Shoulders, 2 Silver Ys, 3 White Ermines, a Diamond-back, a Small Waved Umber, Large Yellow Underwing, a Purple Bar and a Common Wainscot were caught.

Butterflies included Brimstone, Common Blue and Small Heath.

Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Blakeney Point still early a’noon by lifeboat station 52.9732,0.9741
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk Arctic Tern Welney WWT from main observatory c52.5278,0.2775
Norfolk BLYTH’S REED WARBLER Winterton North Dunes by track to beach tho elusive 52.7422,1.6733
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Blakeney Point again by lifeboat station at 11.10am