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17th June 2024

Privet Hawk-moth

Spoonbill numbers rose to 9 today.

In the moth traps 10 Cinnabars, 6 Bordered Whites, 2 Mottled Rustics, Clouded Border, Privet Hawk, Marbled Minor sp, Purple Bar, Straw Dot, Barred Yellow, Small Elephant Hawk, Heart & Dart, Shore Wainscot, 4 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Flame Shoulders, Striped Wainscot and Blood Vein were caught.

Common Darter, Four-spot Chaser, Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselfly were recorded, with Small Heath, Brimstone, Brown Argus and Common Blue butterflies were also recorded.

Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Breydon Water at South Wall early a’noon c52.6105,1.6975
Norfolk SAVI’S WARBLER singing Welney WWT still this a’noon from Reedbed Hide tho distant. Reserve open until 8pm today 52.5259,0.2739
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad on Saturday Gorleston in garden c52.5716,1.7356
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes +19.Spoonbills c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk SAVI’S WARBLER singing Welney WWT still 8.30am from Reedbed Hide +showing 52.5259,0.2739
Norfolk 3+Garganey (fem +2+young) y’day Welney WWT c52.5271,0.2790
Norfolk/Cambs 5.Corncrakes (all males) singing last night between Welney +Four Balls Farm c52.5271,0.2790
Norfolk SAVI’S WARBLER singing Welney WWT still in tussock left of Reedbed Hide at 7.26am