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2nd June 2024

Brown Argus

A lovely sunny day at the obs today with a lingering brisk northerly wind. A Spoonbill was seen over the Broad Water, and up to 11 Little Tern were active on the reserve with a few fishing in the Broad Water.

In the moth traps today were 6 Cinnabar, 2 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Small Square Spot, 3 Silver Y, 3 White Ermine, 4 Small Elephant Hawk, 1 Fern, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 1 Flame, 1 Treble Lines, 1 Common Wainscott, 1 Marbled Minor agg., Mompha subbistrigella, Blastobasis lacticolella and Scrobipalpa acuminatella.

Small Copper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Green Haistreak, Brimstone, Speckled Wood and Small Heath were all the wing. Broad Bodied Chaser, Large Red, Azure and Blue Tailed damselflies were active over the pond today.


Norfolk Garganey drk Hickling Broad NWT still c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh this a’noon +Osprey flew over c52.7399,1.6025

Norfolk Garganey fem Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers’ Way 52.7330,1.5875. Use Potter Heigham village hall c’pk +walk E to church, N along Church Ln to bend then E on track, N thru wood +east NR29 5LW

Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still c52.5271,0.2790

Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Tidal Marsh at 1.47pm c52.9692,0.6068

Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park still just beyond 2nd large open area at 10.10am c52.8838,0.4548

Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes (+2.Little Gulls) c52.8838,0.4620