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4th July 2024

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

A blustery day with sunny spells, 7 Spoonbills and 2 Great White Egrets were seen from the hides, and a Grasshopper Warbler was heard near the entrance gate.

In the moth traps 2 Buff Tips, 4 Cinnabars, 15 Common Footmen, a Yellow Tail, 2 Ruby Tigers, 3 Mottled Rustics, a Flame Shoulder, 9 Uncertains, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Dwarf Cream Waves, a Dark Arches, 2 Single Dotted Waves, an Early Thorn, a Small Blood-vein, a Fern, Fen Wainscot, a Sharp-angled Peacock, Barred Straw, Rustic, Small Elephant Hawk, Clay and Smoky Wainscot were caught.

Meadow Brown, Red Admiral and Large Skipper were recorded

Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT (ringed) Snettisham Coastal Park still 2/3ml north of Beach Road at Ken Hill Marshes from sea wall 2/3ml south of kissing gate at 1pm c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still 1.25pm from Reception Hide c52.6065,1.4558
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT at Arnold’s Marsh at 1.12pm c52.9606,1.0651
Norfolk 16.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT c1/3ml ESE of visitor centre at Brendan’s Marsh 11.05-11.08am then flew off c52.7399,1.6025
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck y’day East Wretham Heath c52.4603,0.8190
Norfolk 3.Ospreys Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew south over Fen Hide at 7.55am c52.6065,1.4558
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Snettisham RSPB +1s.Little Gull