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1st July 2024

Pretty Chalk Carpet by Chris Mills

Seawatching today produced 4 Gannets, 41 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns and a Little Tern together with a Med Gull and 12 Curlew. Two Whimbrel flew over calling mid morning and 16 Spoonbills were on the Broadwater. A Grasshopper Warbler was also of interest.

In the moth traps today 4 Scarce Footmen, 18 Common Footmen, 6 Haworth’s Pugs, 4 Rosy Footmen, a Pretty Chalk Carpet, 5 Barred Straws, 2 Sharp-angled Peacocks, a Smoky Wainscot, 5 Uncertains, 4 Heart & Clubs, a Ruby Tiger, a Large Yellow Underwing, Poplar Hawk moth, 2 Kent Black Arches, a Dunbar, 4 Mottled Rustics, 16 Cinnabars, a Bordered White, a Swallowtail, 3 Single Dotted Waves, 5 Dwarf Cream Waves, a Small Emerald, 3 Riband Waves, a Privet Hawk, 2 Lyme Grass, 2 Snout, a Latticed Heath, a Fen Wainscot, a Striped Wainscot, a Dingy Footman and a Willow Ermine were caught.

Ruddy and Common Darter, Black-tailed Skimmer and Broad Bodied Chaser were all recorded.

Norfolk 5.Black Terns Colney GPs at west end on Bawburgh Lake this morning (permit only) c52.6310,1.1996
Norfolk report of Roseate Tern Cley NWT at Arnold’s Marsh was erroneous c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Roseate Tern Cley NWT still at Arnold’s Marsh (+Little Gull) c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 9.10am c52.6062,1.4548
Norfolk Wood Sand reported y’day Cley NWT