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Trial of Booking System for NWT Holme Dunes From Saturday 24th April



Owing to recent visitor numbers, NWT Holme Dunes Reserve is trialling a booking system for its Car Park. Until 6th September 2021 those members and visitors wishing to park in the NWT Car Park will need to book online for Weekends, Bank Holidays, or in School Holidays to ensure they can get a place. Booking is not necessary outside these times, and is not required for access to any other part of the reserve. Parking remains free for NWT members and blue badge holders.
This may affect many of our members, and we would like to clarify that NOA members do not need to book to use the NOA car park at any time between dawn and dusk. For NOA members who also belong to NWT and wish to visit both reserves, please park in the NOA car park if you do not wish to book in advance for the Holme Dunes Reserve Car Park.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 27th September 2021

A blustery day with heavy rain mid-morning. On the sea 85 Brent Geese, 6 Pintail, 3 Eider, 101 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Divers, a Manx Shearwater, 68 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes, a Guillemot, 20 Sandwich and 4 Arctic Terns were recorded. Also of interest were 32 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Snipe, and a Wheatear was at Gore Point.
 
Moths today were Brimstone, 12 Lunar Underwing, 2 Brown-spot Pinion, Setaceous Hebrew Character, 2 Large Yellow Underwing, Angle Shades, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Beaded Chestnut, 3 Black Rustic, 7 Square-spot Rustic, 2 White-line Dart, 2 Vine’s Rustic and a Flounced Rustic.
 
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Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +Curlew Sand still
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at midday (+4.Little Stints)
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape in evng
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still on beach
Norfolk Vagrant Emperor dragonfly fem y'day Winterton still by Beach Road early evn

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 26th September 2021

On the sea today 38 Brent Geese, a Wigeon, 16 Teal, 151 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Divers, 81 Gannets, 9 Great Crested Grebes, Razorbill, 3 Guillemots, 14 Sandwich Terns and 1900 Oystercatchers were noted. A Purple Sandpiper was seen at Gore Point, and a flock of 17 Whooper Swans flew west low over the grazing marsh. Also of interest were 3 Water Rails, 44 Black-tailed Godwits, a Spotted Redshank east, 19 Jays passing over, a Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warblers, 3 Rock Pipits, 60 Meadow Pipits and 3 Siskins.
 
Todays moths were a Brimstone, 2 Vine's Rustic, 18 Square-spot Rustic, 12 Lunar Underwing, a Brown-spot Pinion, 3 Feathered Ranunculus, a Box Moth, 5 Willow Beauty, Diamond-back, 2 Common Marbled Carpet, Pink-barred Sallow, 4 Large Yellow Underwing, 3 Beaded Chestnut, 2 Black Rustic, Shore Wainscot, 3 Large Wainscot, Smoky Wainscot, Straw Dot and Gold Spot.


                                                                Box Moth on Obs window
 
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Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both 1w) Cromer still just west of pier
Norfolk Vagrant Emperor dragonfly male Winterton still by sycamores 100yds SW of toilets by beach at 2.25pm
Norfolk 2+Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 1.23pm
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes (+3.Cattle Egrets 7.Spotted Redshanks). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Holme NOA
Norfolk Osprey Winterton North Dunes circling at 10.47am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 9.20am
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Heacham on sea at 8.52am then flew north
Norfolk Sabine's Gull ad flew west past Happisburgh at 8.30am [close inshore]
Norfolk Garganey y'day Cantley beet factory
Norfolk White Stork reported y'day Rockland Marsh
Norfolk 3.Vagrant Emperor dragonflies y'day Winterton Dunes still by Beach Road early a'noon +showing well
Norfolk possible Baltic Gull (nominate form fuscus) ad y'day Titchwell RSPB in evng [unringed]

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 25th September 2021

On the sea today 300 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 Gannets, 16 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Guillemots were seen. Three Spoonbills, 2 Great White Egrets, 8 Snipe, 2 Water Rails, Barn Owl, Kingfisher, 2 Redstarts and a Brambling were also recorded.
 
Moths today included 2 Snout, 7 Large Yellow Underwing, 8 Square-spot Rustic, 2 Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 5 Feathered Ranunculus, 4 Large Wainscot, 4 Willow Beauty, Dingy Footman, 2 Brimstone, Pinion-streaked Snout, Archer's Dart, 8 Lunar Underwing, 3 Shore Wainscot, 2 White-line Dart, Black Rustic, Brown-spot Pinion, 2 Smoky Wainscot, Common Marbled Carpet, Beaded Chestnut, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Character, Turnip and Gold Spot.
 
A Pale Tussock Moth caterpillar was on the ringing shed.
 
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Norfolk Puffin y'day flew NW past Walcott at 2.12pm
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still 2.35pm Welney WWT on pool north of Lyle Hide
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still mid a'noon from Lyle Hide with cattle
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Welney WWT
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes from near The Holt at 2.15pm (+ 4 Spotted Redshanks). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) + take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton North Dunes 350yds SE of concrete blocks at c1.25pm TG.513.252
Norfolk Spotted Redshank flew west over Cantley beet factory at 11.50am
Norfolk 4+Common Cranes Welney WWT still in field behind Lady Fen
Norfolk Osprey NE of Potter Heigham Marshes over Duck Broad at 10.50am
Norfolk 17 Whooper Swans Burnham Overy in field west of Whincover
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 24th September 2021

On the sea today 7 Eider, 20 Common Scoter, 14+ Red-throated Divers, 59 Gannets, 12 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Pom and 3 Arctic Skuas, 16 Guillemots, 7 Sandwich and 2 Common Terns were recorded. Over 225 Pink-feet came in during the day, and 22 Black-tailed Godwits were on the Broadwater. A Redstart was in the paddocks, and a Raven flew over the grazing marsh early morning with the Cattle Egret also seen.
 
In the moth traps a Flounced Rustic, 5 Large Wainscot, Rusty Dot Pearl, 3 Vine’s Rustic, 10 Square-spot Rustic, 6 Feathered Ranunculus, 7 Lunar Underwing, 4 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Sallow, 4 White-line Dart, Common Marbled Carpet, Snout, Dingy Footman, Beaded Chestnut, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Frosted Orange, Blood Vein, Brown Spot Pinion, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Character and a Willow Beauty were recorded.
 
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Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB. Spoonbill Warham Greens on saltmarsh
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both 1w) Cromer opposite Rocket House
Norfolk 2+Vagrant Emperor dragonflies Winterton Dunes still near Beach Road this morning tho mobile
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still from Island Hide
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Breydon Water this morning at high tide. Wood Sand at west end +Hen Harrier
Norfolk 4+Little Stints (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash
Norfolk no news on Vagrant Emperor dragonflies Winterton South Dunes
Norfolk 25+Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Snettisham RSPB still just south of cottages at 7.30am

Holme bird Observatory Wednesday 22nd September 2021

 A rather quiet day with 12 snipe and a Green Sandpiper on the Broadwater and NWT Pools, an Arctic Skua offshore and a Yellow wagtail over heading west. The moth traps were equally quiet with 14 species trapped including Large Wainscot, Light Emerald, 2 Common Marbled Carpets, 3 Feathered Ranunculas and 35 Eudonia angustea.

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Norfolk 2.Vagrant Emperor dragonflies (both fems) still 3pm Waxham in dunes 1/2ml SE of church TG.448.257
Norfolk no further sign of Wryneck Weybourne Camp north of radar station on west edge of circular fence from coast path by 3.30pm TG.099.438
Norfolk Vagrant Emperor dragonfly Waxham still 3.05pm in dunes 1/2ml SE of church TG.448.257
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT still east of East Bank at Arnold's Marsh this morning
Norfolk White Stork South Wootton flew west over Knights Hill roundabout at 1.41pm
Norfolk 3.Vagrant Emperor dragonflies still 1ml SE of Waxham in dunes NNE of Poplar Farm at 1.10pm tho mobile TG.453.253
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still opposite Rocket House at 12.30pm
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp still 12.35pm north of radar station on west edge of circular fence from coast path tho elusive TG.099.438
Norfolk no sign of any Vagrant Emperor dragonflies Waxham in dunes 1/2ml SE of church TG.448.257
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 12.05pm (+Little Stint)
Norfolk Whinchat Kelling Water Meadows
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp still 11.40am north of derelict MOD buildings from coast path TG.099.438
Norfolk Osprey ad Potter Heigham Marshes at 9.56am
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT at 11.21am
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp still north of derelict MOD buildings at 10am TG.099.438
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 8.50am
Norfolk Red necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Cromer still on pier box office in evng

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 21st September 2021

A bright and sunny day with light westerlies. Offshore 26 Pink-feet and 33 Brent Geese were seen, with 46 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, 11 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Guillemots and 19 Sandwich Terns recorded. Also of interest were a Kingfisher, Water Rail, 22 Golden Plover, 47 Lapwing, 32 Black-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, 10 Swallows, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, Whitethroat, Blackcap, a juvenile male Redstart was trapped and ringed, and 2 Grey and 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling.
 
Moths today were 3 Flounced Rustic, 4 Snout, Brimstone, 13 Square-spot Rustic, 11 Large Yellow Underwing, 3 Feathered Ranunculus, Green Carpet, 6 Lunar Underwing, Spruce Carpet, Barred Red, Light Emerald, Silver Y, White-line Dart, Small Dusty Wave, 2 Willow Beauty, 3 White Point, 5 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 5 Large Wainscot, Archer's Dart, 2 Common Marbled Carpet, Rosy Rustic, Sallow, 3 Rusty Dot Pearl, Shuttle-shaped Dart and Vine's Rustic.
 

Spruce Carpet
 
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Norfolk 3.Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide at 7.30am
Norfolk Osprey Winterton flew south over beach at 2pm
Norfolk 3.Vagrant Emperor dragonflies (1.male) still Waxham in dunes 1/2ml SE of church this a'noon TG.448.257
Norfolk Osprey Weybourne Camp flew east this morning
Norfolk 16.Common Cranes Welney WWT
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham again at Potter Heigham Marshes this a'noon (+5.Spotted Redshanks). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp still 1.44pm near derelict MOD buildings in brambles by coast path TG.099.438
Norfolk Puffin juv Horsey Gap on sea at c1.15pm +drifting north
Norfolk 19.Spoonbills east over Lyng at 11.55am
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp still 12.18pm below derelict MOD buildings from coast path +showing well TG.099.438
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Cley NWT still
Norfolk Vagrant Emperor dragonfly fem Waxham still in dunes 1/2ml SE of church TG.448.257
Norfolk Black Guillemot Cley NWT flew past West Bank 9.30-11.30am
Norfolk 4.Little Stints (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 10.24am
Norfolk reported Ruddy Shelduck East Wretham Heath is a hybrid shelduck
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp still below derelict MOD buildings from coast path TG.099.438
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB again at Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh (+3.Little Stints still. ad.Red-necked Grebe on sea)
Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB on shore at 8.55am at high tide
Norfolk Scaup y'day Old Hunstanton
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck East Wretham Heath at 8.14am
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (ad +3w) y'day Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape late evng
Norfolk Osprey y'day Blakeney Harbour flew SE in a'noon
Norfolk 4.Pom Skuas y'day Cley NWT flew east in a'noo 

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 20th September 2021

Highlights today were mainly on the sea, with 171 Brent Geese, 113 Wigeon, 151 Teal, 1 Eider, 100 Common Scoter, 11 Red-throated Divers, Fulmar, 59 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Pom Skuas, 8 Arctic Skuas, a Bonxie, 7 Kittiwakes, 2 Guillemots and 9 Sandwich Terns. Other birds of interest included a Pied Flycatcher in the silver birch, 5 Spoonbills, Greenshank, Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge and 10 Reed Warblers, 2 Whinchats on the NWT dunes reserve, 2 Rock Pipits over calling, 2 Yellow and one Grey Wagtail.
 
Moths included 2 Brimstone, Drinker, 3 Willow Beauty, 6 Lunar Underwing, Green Carpet, 6 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 10 Square-spot Rustic, Straw Dot, 2 Lesser Yellow underwing, 7 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Light Emerald, 2 Vine's Rustic, Brown-spot Pinion, 2 White Point, Common Wainscot, 3 Silver Y, Snout, Black Rustic, 2 Large Wainscot, Frosted Orange, Common Marbled Carpet, Small Square-spot, 3 White-line Dart and a Sallow
 
A Small Red-eyed Damsefly was seen on the reserve.
 
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Norfolk 3.Vagrant Emperor dragonflies Waxham in dunes 1/2ml SE of church mid a'noon TG.448.257
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp still 2.05pm below derelict MOD buildings from coast path on +off tho distant TG.099.438
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Sidestrand on beach
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv flew west past Holme Dunes at 11.50am. 2.ad.Pom Skuas flew west in 3hrs (+Long-tailed Duck 7.Black Terns)
Norfolk Vagrant Emperor dragonfly Waxham in dunes 1ml south of church at 12.45pm
Norfolk Honey Buzzard juv dark morph Sheringham flew west over golf course at 7.30am then flew towards Weybourne Heath
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Weybourne at 6.40am
Norfolk no news on any Vagrant Emperor dragonflies Waxham in dunes 1/2ml SE of church TG.448.257
Norfolk Osprey flew SE over Reepham at 12.12pm
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 11am (+juv.Wood Sand still)
Norfolk 5.Little Stints (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 11.32am
Norfolk 3.Little Stints (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 10.44am
Norfolk Quail male singing Cockthorpe Airfield in field behind Langham Dome at 10.23am
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Cley NWT on sea just off coastguards. Black Tern Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Whinchat Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe Marshes at 10.15am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Burnham Deepdale at 10.38am
Norfolk Pied Fly Blakeney Point +Osprey
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp still below derelict MOD buildings at 9.10am TG.099.438
Norfolk Whinchat y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB between windpump +Cantley Marshes RSPB

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 19th September 2021

A brisk south-easterly subsided during the day, with rain not arriving by mid afternoon. On the sea 85 Brent Geese, 112 Wigeon, 5 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 7 Sandwich Terns were recorded, and waders included 28 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank and 5 Snipe. A Peregrine and a Red Kite were noted, and Great White Egret, Kingfisher, 25 Swallows, 9 Chiffchaffs, 8 Blackcaps, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Stonechats, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit were also recorded. A Purple Heron was reported but no location identified.
 
Moths today included 15 Large Yellow Underwing, 9 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 White-line Darts, Willow Beauty, Comon Marbled Carpet, 5 Vine's Rustic, 2 Silver Y, Brown-spot Pinion, Smoky Wainscot, Frosted Orange, Archer's Dart, Sallow, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Light Emerald, 4 Square-spot Rustic, White Point, Lunar Underwing, 2 Snout, Turnip, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Small Square-spot, Green Carpet and a Convolvulus Hawk Moth.
 

Convolvulus Hawk Moth
 
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Norfolk possible Honey Buzzard flew over Happisburgh towards Stalham
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Mundesley
Norfolk Honey Buzzard 1ml NE of Stoke Ferry over Boughton Fen this a'noon
Norfolk Osprey Breydon Water still at west end of South Wall late morning
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 2.32pm on freshmarsh from main path
Norfolk 3.Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Cley NWT still 2.15pm on Simmonds' Scrape on island in NE corner tho elusive
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Cley NWT
Norfolk no further sign of Wryneck Weybourne Camp by mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT from Lyle Hide +7.Great White Egrets. Spotted Redshank on Lady Fen
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 11.45am in NW corner of freshmarsh (Y'day 4.Little Stints)
Norfolk 30+Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey again just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Pec Sand Cley NWT still 12.18pm on North Scrape then flew towards The Serpentine
Norfolk Pec Sand Cley NWT still this a'noon on Simmonds' Scrape then flew to North Scrape
Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Scaup y'day Holme Dunes
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp still 11.25am
Norfolk Purple Heron Holme (present for 2.weeks)
Norfolk Pec Sand Cley NWT from Avocet Hide at 11.16am
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still from West Bank at 10.14am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT from Bishops Hide
Norfolk 3.Whinchats Horsey at seaward end of Nelson Head Track at 9.40am
Norfolk Osprey juv Snettisham RSPB over The Wash 8.50-9am then flew SW +2.juv.Little Stints Turtle Dove 164.Med Gulls
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still from west bank at 8.49am. Little Stint still from Autumn Trail
Norfolk Osprey Snettisham Coastal Park flew south over Ken Hill Marsh at 8.45am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard juv dark morph flew over Weybourne towards Kelling Heath at 8.55am
Norfolk dead Quail Sheringham on promenade
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 18th September 2021

Some overhead migration this morning, and on the sea 2 Red-throated Divers and 4 Gannets were recorded, with 2 Greenshank and 2 Spotted Redshank at Thornham Harbour, A Barn Owl hunting near Redwell Marsh, a Great White Egret and 2 Spoonbills were noted, 18 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff and 6 Snipe were on the NWT pools, a Kingfisher was around the Broadwater and 3 Pintail were also of interest, while 8 Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat, male Redstart, 8 Stonechats, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails and 12 Siskins were also recorded.
 
Moths today included 10 Large Yellow Underwing, a Gold Spot, 3 Snout, 2 Green Carpet, 2 Brimstone, 4 Sallow, 12 Vine's Rustic, 12 Square-spot Rustic, 2 Large Wainscot, Frosted Orange, 11 Setaceous Hebrew Character, Light Emerald, Turnip, Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 4 Willow Beauty, 2 Common Wainscot, Garden Carpet, 2 Silver Y, Dingy Footman, 2 Flounced Rustic, Small Square Spot, Angle Shades, 5 Lunar Underwing, White Point, 2 Archer's Dart, and 4 White-line Dart.
 
Butterflies were still on the wing, with a Small Copper, Small Heath, 3 Comma, 15 Red Admiral, Green-veined White and 2 Painted Ladies recorded.
 
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Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 3.20pm on freshmarsh from main path
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne Camp
Norfolk reported Pec Sand Cley NWT east of East Bank at Arnold's Marsh is a Curlew Sand
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Welney WWT at Lady Fen
Norfolk Osprey Breydon Water over north end at 1.05pm
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still late morning on freshmarsh from main path (+juv.Wood Sand still)
Norfolk Pom Skua Kelling offshore at 10.05am
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still from end of Autumn Trail
Norfolk 25 Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 7.50am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 17th September 2021

A rather quiet day for migrants, but a Black Redstart was seen along the bottom of the east bank in the morning, and on the sea 47 Common Scoter, 19 Gannets, Great Crested Grebe, Arctic Skua, Great Skua and 7 Sandwich Terns were counted. Other bird of note included a Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher, and 3 Pintail on the Broadwater.

Moths today included Brimstone, 16 Square-spot Rustic, 4 Lunar Underwings, 15 Large Yellow Underwings, Mouse Moth, 5 Snout, 19 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 5 White-line Dart, 4 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Green Carpet, 3 Flounced Rustic, Light Emerald, 3 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 4 Willow Beauty, 3 Small Square-spot, 2 Archer's Dart, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Fern, 7 Vine's Rustic, 2 Common Wainscot, Frosted Orange, 5 White Point, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Black Rustic, 2 Brown-spot Pinion, 5 Silver Y, and 2 Sallow.
 
A Willow Emerald Damselfly was around the pond, and butterflies included Small Copper, Painted Lady and Red Admiral.


Willow Emerald Damselfly
 
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Norfolk Wood Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still this a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Wryneck Welney WWT (+Cattle Egret)
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 12.48pm on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh (+Wood Sand Little Stint 2.Spoonbills. Velvet Scoter on sea)
Norfolk no news on juv.Common Rosefinch Winterton South Dunes TG.497.190
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +8.Spoonbills Garganey. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Brancaster Staithe on saltmarsh at 8.15am
Norfolk 48.Common Cranes Waxham in stubble field by Brograve Farm

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 16th September 2021

 Another new Pied Flycatcher was caught this morning and then one was seen in the pines near the obs with a ring so possibly the same one or the one from yesterday. There was a small movement of Meadow Pipits but only 2 caught. The sea was fairly quiet, no Skuas seen, a few Scoters moving with 21 counted and 3 Red-throated Divers were the highlight.

The moth traps were fairly busy with a Convolvulous Moth and Red Underwing on the tree next to the trap. Highlight included 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Large Thorn, and 1 Black Rustic.

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 15th September 2021

A timed Seawatch this morning produced counts of 381 Teal, 104 Wigeon, 52 Common Scoter, 4 Pintail, 3 Eider, 2 Red-throated Divers, 88 Gannet, 17 Sandwich Tern and 2 Bonxies. Additional birds later in the day included 150 Common Scoter and 2 Arctic Skuas. A single Pintail was on the Broadwater, with 3 more noted flying over. A Pied Flycatcher was trapped and ringed with a second bird reported near NWT pay hut. The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was on the Broadwater early morning. 

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Norfolk Pied Fly Salthouse at end of Meadow Lane
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills at east end
Norfolk Pied Fly Blakeney Point still in Plantation
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 12.20pm on freshmarsh from path just north of Island Hide
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme NOA trapped +ringed
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from main observatory +10.Common Cranes still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Pom Skua flew east past Weybourne Camp 6.40-10.40am
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still midday at west end of freshmarsh
Norfolk Wryneck Kelling at top of Meadow Lane in large fir tree by school briefly
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still +4.Spoonbills
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters flew west past Sheringham
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands on Sunday Cantley beet factory
Norfolk possible Blue-winged Teal Cley flew west past beach car park at 8.16am (Garganey flew west at 8.41am)
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still in SE corner of freshmarsh viewed from end of Autumn Trail at 8.25am

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 14th September 2021

As forecast a large percentage of the day was a total washout. Bird wise though, highlights today included two Grey Wagtails flying East and a Great White Egret in flight over the grazing marsh. On the Broadwater there was a Pintail, a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and a count of 20 Common Snipe. On the sea there were counts of 24 Gannets and 22 Sandwich Terns.
The moth trap held 23 species including Frosted Orange, Brown Spot Pinion, Canary Shouldered Thorn and Rosy Rustic. 

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Norfolk Cory's S'water flew north past Great Yarmouth at 11.05am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham this morning
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Winterton
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still +Little Stint Spoonbill
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still in NE corner of freshmarsh viewed from end of Autumn Trail at 7.40am (2.Great White Egrets on Patsy's Reedbed at 7.20am then flew 



Holme Bird Observatory Monday 13th September 2021

Highlights today were 4 Brent Geese, 104 Wigeon, and at sea 65 Common Scoter, 6 Red-throated Divers, 52 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Pom Skua, 2 Great Skuas, 18 Sandwich Terns and 5 Guillemots. Waders included an Avocet, 785 Oystercatchers, 26 Golden Plover, 248 Curlew, 39 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff, Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and 21 Snipe. A Kingfisher was also noted.

Moths today included 19 Square-spot Rustic, 2 Silver Y, Brimstone, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Common Wainscot, Cabbage, Burnished Brass, 20 Setaceous Hebrew Character, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 3 White Point, 3 Green Carpet, 9 Vine's Rustic, Willow Beauty, Double-striped Pug, 6 White-line Dart, 5 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Turnip, Fern, Brown-spot Pinion and 2 Small Square Spot. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia.
 
Butterflies included Small Copper, Common Blue, Red Admiral and Wall Brown
 
A Great Diving Beetle was also in the moth trap, shown below with a Sexton Beetle
 

 
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Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Snettisham RSPB still +2.juv.Little Stints
Norfolk Pied Fly Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew west past Sheringham 7.30-11.30am +2.Little Gulls. Caspian Gull following crab boats. Purple Sand on rocks in front of East Beach Coffee
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands Titchwell RSPB (+Wood Sand 2.Curlew Sands)
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still at SW end of freshmarsh near Island Hide at 11.09am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew NE over South Creake
Norfolk Common Crane between Cley +Salthouse still east of hide at Watling Water at 10.23am
Norfolk Sabine's Gull Cley flew east past coastguards at 10.22am
Norfolk Osprey Thursford flew south over A148
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail y'day Breydon Water
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew north past Waxham
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 8.49am. juv.Little Stint still from East Trail
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool at 8.14am +juv.Curlew Sand still
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Titchwell RSPB still 6.35pm by path near Island Hide

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 12th September 2021

A flock of 55 Pink-feet dropped onto the marsh at 8am, and on the sea 18 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 3 Red-throated Divers, 44 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Pom, 13 Arctic and 10 Great Skuas were counted, with a Guillemot, 45 Sandwich and 2 Common Terns also seen. Other birds of interest included a Red Kite, 35 Golden Plover, Whimbrel, 44 Black-tailed Godwits, Ruff, 25 Dunlin, Greenshank, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Swallow, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Whitethroats, and 4 Yellow Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail and a Tree Pipit flew over calling.
 
Moths were plentiful again with 7 Willow Beauty, 8 Archer’s Dart, 8 Green Carpet, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 29 Square-spot Rustic, 12 White-line Dart, 47 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 11 Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, 7 Small Square Spot, 3 Smoky Wainscot, 2 Snout, 15 Vine’s Rustic, 9 Common Wainscot, Short-cloaked Moth , 2 Burnished Brass, 2 Turnip, Pale Willow Beauty, 4 White Point, 3 Silver Y, Webb’s Wainscot, 4 Flounced Rustic, Fern, Straw Dot, Small Blood-vein, 3 Rush Veneer, Double-striped Pug, Dingy Footman, Garden Pebble, 2 Flame Shoulder, Gold Spot and Frosted Orange in the traps.
 
Butterflies included Red Admiral, Comma, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Wall Brown, Speckled Wood, Large and Small White and Small Copper.
 
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Norfolk Common Crane Salthouse still late a'noon on pool west of Iron Road
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Dickleburgh Moor NR still TM.174.832. Park off Norwich Road opposite Orchard Farm TM.171.834 IP21 4NS
Norfolk Common Crane between Cley +Salthouse still mid a'noon east of hide at Watling Water
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB still 2.19pm from Island Hide
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv off Wells from boat
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from main observatory
Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Pied Fly y'day Blakeney Point
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water still at east end at midday
Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB still on mud just north of toilets
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB still 11.35am on freshmarsh
Norfolk no sign of juv.Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh viewed from end of Autumn Trail
Norfolk 7.Spotted Redshanks Snettisham RSPB still on pits from Shore Hide
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB from Autumn Trail +3.Little Stints. Great White Egret flew over
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB still from Island Hide at 10.14am
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still east of East Bank on The Serpentine +juv.Curlew Sand still
Norfolk Common Crane Salthouse still north of A149 in stubble field at 7.48am

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 11th September 2021

Highlights today were 170 Teal, a Pintail, on the sea 19 Common Scoters, 5 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 22 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Great Skuas, 31 Sandwich Terns, 15 Common Terns, a Peregrine were of note, and 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 2 Whinchats were seen in the dunes, with 2 Wheatears at Gore Point and another on the east bank.
 
Moths today included 3 Green Carpet, a Brimstone, 44 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 4 Willow Beauty, 13 White-line Dart, 6 Common Wainscot, 23 Square-spot Rustic, 3 Snout, 12 Large Yellow Underwing, 3 White-point, 4 Rush Veneer, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 3 Blood Vein, 4 Silver Y, 19 Vine’s Rustic, 7 Archer’s Dart, Straw Dot, 3 Turnip, 4 Flounced Rustic, Garden Carpet, Fern, 3 Smoky Wainscot, 5 Small Square Spot, Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 2 Flame Shoulder, 2 Burnished Brass, Gold Spot, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Lesser Yellow Underwing, 3 Cabbage, Dark Spectacle, Angle Shades, Brown Tail, Yellow Belle and Small Dusty Wave.
 
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Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still this a'noon on freshmarsh viewed from end of Autumn Trail (+4.Little Stints Spotted Redshank)
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk Osprey near Acle on post near road at c1.04pm
Norfolk Common Crane Salthouse again mid morning in field west of Iron Road
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still mid morning on freshmarsh viewed from end of Autumn Trail
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 9.45am +8.Little Stints still
Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB still on beach between cross bank +Rotary Hide
Norfolk 2.Little Stints just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +6.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh below fence behind island viewed from end of Autumn Trail
Norfolk Common Crane just east of Salthouse still c8.25am in stubble field south of A149
Norfolk Common Crane Salthouse till c8.20am in field west of Iron Road then flew east
Norfolk Common Crane Salthouse still in field west of Iron Road
Norfolk 8.Little Stints Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves y'day Beighton early evng

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 10th September 2021

On the sea today, 102 Common Scoter, Red-throated Diver, 2 Fulmars, 7 Gannets, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 29 Sandwich and 29 Common Terns were counted. Also of interest were 35 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Great White Egrets, Greenshank, Snipe and at least 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers. A Merlin flew out across the grazing marsh.
 
Moths included Small Dusty Wave, 4 Burnished Brass, 4 Willow Beauty, 25 White-line Dart, 29 Square-spot Rustic, 7 Flounced Rustic, 53 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 4 Small Square-spot, 5 Turnip, 18 Large Yellow Underwing, Rosy Rustic, 6 Common Wainscot, Light Emerald, 7 Archer’s Dart, 17 Vine’s Rustic, 2 Silver Y, Angle Shades, Straw Dot, 2 Green Carpet, Gold Spot, 5 Flame Shoulder, Rusty-dot Pearl, 3 Lesser Yellow Underwing, Dingy Footman, Brimstone and Smoky Wainscot.
 
Two Willow Emerald Damselflies were seen near the Car Park Hide.
 
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Norfolk Osprey y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Caspian Gull Cromer still on beach at 3.30pm
Norfolk no further sign of juv.Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 2.40pm (but 3.Little Stints +Turtle Dove from Autumn Trail)
Norfolk 2.Little Stints (both juvs) Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 2.02pm
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still 1.59pm at Potter Heigham Marshes on far side of scrape from path between oak +silver birch. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB again in NE corner of freshmarsh viewed from end of Autumn Trail at 1.15pm tho distant
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Titchwell RSPB again in NW corner of freshmarsh viewed from end of Autumn Trail at 1.15pm tho distant
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still this a'noon at Potter Heigham Marshes on mud from north side. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Common Crane Salthouse still on pool west of Iron Road at 10.15am +showing well
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Sidestrand on beach
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew east past Sidestrand 7.12-9.33am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT still 11.41am on Whitwell Scrape
Norfolk Common Crane Wells flew west over lifeboat station at 11.40am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT still on Pope's Marsh off East Bank with cattle. Wood Sand east of East Bank on The Serpentine. 6.Little Stints Pat's Pool. Little Stint Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad y'day Cromer on beach
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes (+2.Little Stints 3.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Pom Skua ad flew west past Cley
Norfolk no sign of Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB at end of Autumn Trail (but c6.Little Stints Wood Sand)
Norfolk Cattle Egret Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide at 8am
Norfolk Black Tern y'day flew SW past Old Hunstanton at 7.05pm
Norfolk 4.Pied Flys y'day 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills in morning
Norfolk Pied Fly y'day Sidestrand on wires
Norfolk 4.Little Stints y'day Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Titchwell RSPB car park closed till 10.30am today
Norfolk Black Tern y'day Titchwell RSPB 

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 9th September 2021

On the sea today 2 Fulmars, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 18 Sandwich and 63 Common Terns were counted. The other birds of note were mainly waders with 39 Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank and 4 Snipe of interest. Two Hobbies flew over the Observatory calling, and single Grey and Yellow Wagtails were also heard passing over.
 
A busy moth catch included 10 Flounced Rustic, 8 Turnip, a Gem, 2 Cabbage, 2 Rosy Rustic, Angle Shades, 4 Pinion-streaked Snout, 2 Willow Beauty, 2 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 3 Dingy Footman, Single Dotted Wave, 2 Small Square-spot, Saltmarsh Plume, Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, Mouse Moth, Rush Veneer, Spectacle, Bordered Beauty and Fern.
 
A Wall Brown, 2 Painted Lady and 15 Red Admiral were among the butterflies seen.
 
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Norfolk Common Crane Salthouse still mid a'noon on pool west of Iron Road
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk 6.Black Terns 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills
Norfolk Black Redstart Gorleston
Norfolk Cattle Egret between Cley +Salthouse still 1.50pm in field between Watling Water +A149 +Common Crane still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT in cattle field west of Babcock Hide at 11.25am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Breydon Water still at east end this morning
Norfolk Common Crane Salthouse still 11.50am on pool west of Iron Road
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT +Common Crane Great White Egret
Norfolk 7+Whinchats between Winterton North Dunes +Somerton Holmes at 11.30am
Norfolk Common Crane Salthouse on pool west of Iron Road at 10.17am
Norfolk Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB still at end of Autumn Trail
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at 8.50am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Common Crane flew east over Cley NWT
Norfolk Hen Harrier juv.male y'day flew north over Holkham Freshmarsh at 11.30am

Holme bird Observatory Wednesday 8th September 2021

The kingfisher was still around the Broadwater eventually ending up in a mist net and now bearing a metal BTO ring. A Purple Sandpiper was at Gore Point, a Greenshank on Lavender Marsh, a Grey Wagtail flew over heading East calling and at least six Wheatears were recorded during the day.

Moths included 4 Gold Spots, Burnish Brass and a  Rosy Rustic with a count of 58 Setaceous Hebrew characters noteworthy.

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Norfolk Camberwell Beauty butterfly till 2.16pm Burnham Overy Dunes in brambles just south of apple tree then flew SW

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water still on The Lumps

Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth in cemetery in south section

Norfolk Turtle Dove Cley NWT in SW corner of Snipe's Marsh

Norfolk Camberwell Beauty butterfly Burnham Overy Dunes still in brambles just south of apple tree

Norfolk probable Audouin's Gull flew SE past Walcott at 8.53am

Norfolk Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh near predator fence fron east bank (+5.Little Stints still)


Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 7th September 2021

Birds of interest today included a male Merlin along the entrance track early morning, a Juvenile Cuckoo still present in the Pines, and a Kingfisher around the Broadwater.

Moths of note included 17 Archer's Darts, 11 Green Carpet, 2 Frosted Orange, 2 Gold Spot, Centre-barred Sallow, Purple Bar, Canary-shouldered Thorn and Double Striped Pug. A Humming Bird Hawk moth was also frequenting the Buddleia outside the Obs building.

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Norfolk Pied Fly 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 still at Walsey Hills NOA

Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth in cemetery in south section

Norfolk 2+Common Cranes Welney WWT still

Norfolk Pec Sand juv Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh at 11.30am

Norfolk Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB still 12.17pm on freshmarsh from west bank path

Norfolk no sign of juv.Pec Sand Cley NWT east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine

Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes still in bushes at end of the sea wall at 7.15am tho elusive

Norfolk 2.Little Stints Dickleburgh Moor NR TM.174.832. Park off Norwich Road opposite Orchard Farm TM.171.834 IP21 4NS

Norfolk no sign of Barred Warbler Salthouse at Gramborough Hill

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water still on The Lumps

Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks (all juvs) Hockwold Washes at 8.58am then flew east

Norfolk Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB still 8.56am at east end of freshmarsh from Autumn Trai

Norfolk Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 6th September 2021

Highlights today were 10 Common Scoter, a Fulmar, 4 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, 62 Sandwich Terns and 9 Common Terns offshore. 11 Little Egrets, 2 Great White Egrets and 7 Grey Herons were counted, and 27 Whimbrel, 12 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Greenshank were recorded. A juvenile Cuckoo was aroud the east bank during the day, and other birds of interest included 3 Stonechats in the dunes and 2 Grey Wagtails east.
 
A Banded Demoiselle was near the Observatory in the afternoon, and butterflies included Small Copper, Common Blue, Small Heath and Painted Lady.
 
Moths of note were 2 Snout, Smoky Wainscot, 14 White-line Dart, Brimstone, 2 Gold Spot, 14 Archer's Darts, 2 Frosted Orange, 26 Vine's Rustic, 10 Flounced Rustic, 4 Turnip, 12 Square-spot Rustic, Treble Bar, 2 Yellow Belle, 29 Setaceous Hebrew Character, Rosy Rustic, Light Emerald, Willow Beauty, 2 White Point, 2 Dingy Footman, 2 Green Carpet, 14 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Rush Veneer, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, 2 Small Square-spot, 3 Cabbage, Straw Dot, 3 Pinion-streaked Snout, Six-striped Rustic and Flame Shoulder.
 
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For all this news, in the field as it happens, subscribe to Rare Bird Alert for as little as 14p per dayNorfolk Pec Sand juv still 4.19pm Cley NWT east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine
Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth in old cemetery
MEGA Norfolk ELEONORA'S FALCON dark morph circled over Gayton at 3.23pm then flew north
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still c3.40pm Cley NWT east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine
Norfolk 7.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh tho distant
Norfolk Pec Sand Cley NWT by East Bank just south of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Garganey Heacham by South Beach. Spotted Redshank flew north
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water still
Norfolk Pied Fly Gorleston Old Cemetery
Norfolk Barred Warbler Salthouse at Gramborough Hill in small copse at 11.40am then flew west +no further sign
Norfolk Barred Warbler still 11.12am Burnham Overy Dunes in scrub at end of sea wall tho elusive
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Sidestrand
Norfolk 4.Caspian Gulls Cromer on beach near RNLI museum at 10.38am
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Breydon Water again on The Lumps
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Wryneck Beeston Common south of pillbox at 9.56am then flushed from path
Norfolk 2.Little Stints (both juvs) Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 8.02am
Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth at Bure Park still
Norfolk Barred Warbler still 8.40am Burnham Overy Dunes in brambles by galvanised gates at foot of dunes
Norfolk Barred Warbler still Burnham Overy Dunes in bushes at end of sea wall at 8.30am
Norfolk Wryneck Beeston Regis in kitchen at 8.30am then released +flew to copse east of caravan park
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 7.54am
Norfolk Pied Fly y'day Salthouse at Gramborough Hill briefly mid morning 

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 5th September 2021

A bit of visual migration in the morning with 3 Yellow Wagtails, 5 Grey Wagtails east, 2 Tree Pipits and 20 Meadow Pipits passing over the east bank. Also of interest were 2 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 19 Black-tailed Godwits, 60 Curlew, 3 Arctic Skuas offshore, 16 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, a Sedge and 6+ Reed Warblers, 5+ Pied Flycatchers across the recording area, 2 Redstarts on the NWT reserve, a Garganey on the Broadwater, a Whinchat, 4 Stonechats, and a Ring-necked Parakeet at the Saltings.
 
There was plenty in the moth traps with 24 Archer’s Dart, 23 White-line Dart, 7 Square-spot Rustic, 28 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 18 Flounced Rustic, 19 Vine’s Rustic, a Frosted Orange, Green Carpet, 6 Small Square-spot, 20 Large Yellow Underwing, Dingy Footman, Common Wainscot, Spectacle, 3 White Point, 3 Flame Shoulder, 3 Cabbage, Drinker, Silver Y, Willow Beauty, 3 Turnip, 2 Lesser Yellow Underwing, 2 Rosy Rustic, Scarce Footman and Straw Dot.
 
A few more butterflies were out today with Brown Argus, Small Heath, Painted Lady, Red Admiral Large and Small White, Common Blue, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell recorded.
 
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Norfolk 6.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth at Caister Road Cemetery
Norfolk Osprey Breydon Water along South Wall at midday +7.Spoonbills still
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB at 1.45pm
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER Blakeney Point in big tamarisk
Norfolk Little Stint juv just east of Wells still 2.12pm at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +Common Crane 7.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 1+Little Stint Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 4.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth at Bure Park
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still by pillbox beyond freshmarsh at 11.34am
Norfolk Pied Fly y'day Breydon Water in copse near South Wall car park briefly
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys y'day Great Yarmouth at cemetery
Norfolk Barred Warbler still 11.10am Burnham Overy Dunes in bushes at end of sea wall
Norfolk Common Crane Warham east of path at 11.08am
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT flew SE towards East Bank at 10.39am
Norfolk Pied Fly Caister-on-Sea in Holy Trinity Churchyard
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua ad Cley flew west past coastguards
Norfolk Little Stint juv just east of Wells again at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Breydon Water still at east end at 8.55am
Norfolk Barred Warbler still Burnham Overy Dunes in bushes at end of sea wall
Norfolk Pied Fly 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 still at Walsey Hills NOA on south side of willows
Norfolk 2+Sandwich Terns 1ml south of Thetford flew north/NE over Nunnery Lakes NR at 5.48am [heard only] 

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 4th September 2021

Highlights today were a Pied Flycatcher still present, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 4 Stonechats, a Yellow Wagtail over calling, both Hobby and Peregrine on the south side of the marsh, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, and at sea 15 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, Arctic Skua and 25 Sandwich Terns were counted. A Barn Owl was hunting early morning and 2 Great White Egrets were of interest.
 
Moths were abundant, with 2 Nutmeg, 30 Archer's Darts, 18 Vine's Rustic, 3 Silver Y, 3 Green Carpet, 5 White Point, 21 White-line Dart, 11 Flounced Rustic, 17 Square-spot Rustic, 4 Common Wainscot, 19 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 4 Flame Shoulder, 2 Fern, Light Emerald, 4 Large Yellow Underwing, Frosted Orange, 2 Spectacle, 4 Small Square-spot, 2 Turnip and a Shuttle-shaped Dart.
 
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Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Cley NWT this morning
Norfolk Barred Warbler still early a'noon Burnham Overy Dunes in scrub at end of boardwalk
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Garganey Holme Dunes
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Breydon Water still at east end at 12.30pm then flew west
Norfolk Dotterel still early a'noon Snettisham RSPB on grassy area between track +pits between Shore Hide +South Hide
Norfolk no further sign of Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes in scrub at end of boardwalk early a'noon (but Pied Fly still)
Norfolk Wryneck still early a'noon Blakeney Point at Plantation (+Pied Fly)
Norfolk White-fronted Goose 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at 11.50am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk 2.Little Stints 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from path near The Holt at 11.50am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 10.30am. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Pied Fly Warham Greens at north end of Garden Drove
Norfolk Common Crane Cley NWT still 11.30am on pool from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Dotterel still c11am Snettisham RSPB right of Shore Hide +showing well
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme NOA from Richardson Hide at 10.55am
Norfolk Dotterel Snettisham RSPB from benches
Norfolk Common Crane Cley NWT still c10.47am on pool from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Common Crane Cley NWT flew east over East Bank at c10.38am
Norfolk Common Crane Blakeney Freshmarsh flew east past Wiveton Hall at 10.33am
Norfolk Pied Fly 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 still mid morning at Walsey Hills NOA trapped +ringed
Norfolk Pied Fly Holkham Pines still
Norfolk 2.Black Terns flew past Sheringham
Norfolk Common Cranes Warham Greens flew east over north end of Garden Drove
Norfolk 8.Little Stints (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash
Norfolk 4+Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Barred Warbler still Burnham Overy Dunes in scrub at end of sea wall at 8.45am (+Pied Fly)
Norfolk Pied Fly 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 still at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Wryneck still Blakeney Point near Plantation briefly 8.40am then flew west
Norfolk still no sign of Sykes's Warbler Blakeney Point just east of Halfway House at south end of Fairway by 7.25am. From Cley beach car park walk WNW along shingle for 1.5mls TG.024.456 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk no sign of Sykes's Warbler Blakeney Point just east of Halfway House at south end of Fairway early morning. From Cley beach car park walk WNW along shingle for 1.5mls TG.024.456 NR25 7RZ

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 2nd September 2021

Some autumn migrants turning up with 3+ Pied Flycatchers (two caught during ringing), a Redstart along the east bank, a Garganey in front of the Car Park Hide, Spoonbill at Thornham, Common Sandpiper and Greenshank around the Broadwater, a Wheatear was on the NWT and a juvenile Long-tailed Skua was reported offshore at 12.45.
 
Butterflies included Common Blue, Brown Argus, and Small Copper. A Small Red-eyed Damselfly was on the east bank in the morning. Moths included 2 Garden Pebble, 8 White-line Dart, 7 Flounced Rustic, 7 Archer’s Dart, 2 Square-spot Rustic, 3 Flame Shoulder, Burnished Brass, 6 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 2 Small Square-spot, Yellow Belle, Green Carpet, Vapourer, 4 Vine’s Rustic, 3 Turnip, White-point, Nutmeg, Large Yellow Underwing and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing.
 
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Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB at back of freshmarsh at 3.36pm
Norfolk Whinchat Winterton Dunes north of Beach Road Car Park in bushes near 1st large dunes at 12.10pm
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marsh at west end at 3.43pm
Norfolk Little Stint Welney WWT still 3.19pm from Main Observatory
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still 2.55pm at Potter Heigham Marshes on shallow pool near head of track. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk 11.Pied Flys Holkham Pines west of Lady Anne's Drive
Norfolk 5.Pied Flys Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both juvs) Cromer still on beach at 1.30pm
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv flew past Holme Dunes at 12.54pm
Norfolk 5.Pied Flys Wells Woods
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still 12.59pm at Potter Heigham Marshes in NE corner from river bank (+Little Stint). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk 4.Pied Flys 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at south end
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew east past Sheringham at 7.10am (Sooty S'water flew west at 9.21am)
Norfolk Black Guillemot flew east past Sheringham at 8.14am
Norfolk 10.Spotted Redshanks Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide
Norfolk 1+Pied Fly Titchwell RSPB at 11.59am
Norfolk Pied Fly Blakeney in garden
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua ad flew west past Titchwell RSPB at 9.30am
Norfolk Pied Fly Cley NWT in willows at south end of Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme Dunes NWT in sycamores in car park at 11.07am
Norfolk 5.Caspian Gulls (4.juvs) y'day Cromer on beach in evng
Norfolk 8.Little Stints (all juvs) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 10.49am
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still 10.46am at Potter Heigham Marshes in NE corner from river bank. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes on lagoon near The Holt at 9.02am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv y'day flew past Sheringham at 7.48am (+2w.Little Gull juv.Arctic Tern)
Norfolk Little Stint Welney WWT still
Norfolk 7.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 8.09am. Purple Sand on beach
Norfolk Black Tern juv 1ml south of Thetford flew south over Nunnery Lakes NR at 7.29am
Norfolk no sign of probable Pechora Pipit Winterton North Dunes just south of totem pole by 7.56am
Norfolk Purple Heron y'day Barton Broad in reeds at 2pm

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 1st September 2021

A Garganey was seen from the Car Park hide in the morning, and seawatching was quiet with a single Arctic and Great Skua logged. A Hobby was hunting over the pines and a Pied Flycatcher was near the car parks.
 
Moths included 8 Flounced Rustics, 2 Orange Swifts, 8 White-line Darts, 4 Archer's Darts, 2 Vine's Rustic, 3 Small Square Spots, a Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 2 Square-spots Rustic, Large Yellow Underwing and a Rosy Rustic.
 
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Norfolk 2.Pied Flys 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA this morning
Norfolk probable Pechora Pipit Winterton North Dunes just south of totem pole at 11.40am. Red-breasted Fly between Winterton +Horsey +Barred Warbler (+3.Pied Flys)
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Breydon Water still this morning. Little Stint from South Wall +Spotted Redshank Whinchat
Norfolk 12.Little Stints (all juvs) Titchwell RSPB at south end of freshmarsh at 1.54pm
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Skuas (both juvs) flew past Cley
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Skuas (all juvs) y'day Cley flew past beach car park 7.15-11.10am +Pom Skua (+3.Arctic Terns)
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cromer still on pier
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Pied Fly 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in sallows at south end
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes on lagoon near The Holt at 9am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Pied Fly Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point still 8.38am
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Red-breasted Fly Trimingham at churchyard by 9.48am (but Pied Fly)
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh by island Hide at 8.51am


Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 31st August 2021

 Very quiet to start but picked up in the afternoon with 2 Pied Flys around the NWT carpark. A good afternoon sea watch with 6 Kittiwake, 3 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 99 Common Scoter and a Fulmar and more. A Whimbrel calling over the fresh marsh was a nice end to the day.

Moth traps were very quiet with only 21 moths of 9 species including Turnip, Flame Shoulder and Flounced Rustic.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 30th August 2021

Seawatching today produced a Sabine’s Gull west, 48 Wigeon, 140 Teal, 509 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, 3 Fulmars, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 41 Gannets, 17 Arctic Skuas, 8 Great Skuas, 15 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns. Also of interest were a 19 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Greenshank, 11 Snipe, a Hobby, Peregrine, 25 Swallows, 30 House Martins, a Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, a Pied Flycatcher and a Grey Wagtail.
 
Moths included a Spectacle, 10 Flounced Rustic, 6 White-line Dart, 2 Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 6 Archer’s Dart, Square-spot Rustic, a Poplar Hawk Moth, Flame Shoulder, 2 Silver Y, Vine’s Rustic and Scarce Footman.
 
A Small Heath, Painted Lady, Wall Brown, Gatekeeper and Southern Hawker were also of interest.
 
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Norfolk Little Stint juv Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on pool east of windpump
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv Cley flew west past beach car park mid a'noon
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Sheringham
Norfolk 3.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes this morning. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Little Stint Dickleburgh Moor NR this a'noon TM.174.832. Park off Norwich Road opposite Orchard Farm TM.171.834 IP21 4NS
Norfolk Sooty S'water Cley flew east past beach car park mid a'noon
Norfolk 3.Black Terns flew past Waxham this morning
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Skuas (both juvs) Cley flew west past beach car park mid a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cromer still on beach this morning
Norfolk 14+Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still in SE corner of freshmarsh
Norfolk LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER ad again 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from riverbank near boatyard early a'noon tho distant. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.435.193
Norfolk Wood Sand Hockwold Washes still on 2nd pool along river
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Skuas (both juvs) flew west past Sheringham mid morning (+Little Stint 3.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv on Saturday Cley NWT
Norfolk Pied Fly Thornham Point
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Skuas (both juvs) Cley flew west past beach car park
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool still
Norfolk 13.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still in SE corner of freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk Little Stint Welney WWT still on Lady Fen
Norfolk Sabine's Gull Weybourne +Long-tailed Skua
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua flew past Sheringham
Norfolk 8.Little Stints Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Little Stint just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Sabine's Gull ad flew west past Holme
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail between Titchwell +Thornham over saltmarsh mid morning
Norfolk Sabine's Gull ad flew west past Scolt Head Island at c8.30am
Norfolk Sabine's Gull Cley flew west past beach car park at 6.20a

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 29th August 2021

Another mixed day, with seawatching producing 31 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver west, one Fulmar, 2 Shearwater sp, 36 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 8 Arctic Skuas, a Bonxie west, 2 Auk sp, 46 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns. Also of interest were 3 Whimbrel, 25 Black-tailed Godwits and a Green Sandpiper.
 
Moths were a little more abundant today with 2 Straw Dots, 3 Spectacles, Garden Pebble, Large Yellow Underwing, 6 White-line Dart, Snout, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, 6 Flounced Rustic, 5 Green Carpet, 2 Square-spot Rustic, Cabbage, Small Square-spot, Frosted Orange, and Ear Moth agg.


                                                            Frosted Orange by John Stroud
 
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Norfolk 16 Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still 4.15pm on freshmarsh + Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Little Stint juv Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on pool east of windpump at 4.13pm
Norfolk 50 Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 8 Spoonbills Breydon Water at east end on The Lumps
Norfolk 3 Little Stints (all juvs) Cley NWT on Pat's Pool mid a'noon
Norfolk 6 Spoonbills Breydon Water still at east end on The Lumps mid a'noon +Whinchat
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skuas flew past Weybourne
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua y'day flew NW past Mundesley 5.30-10.30am +Balearic S'water (+2 Sooty S'waters)
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Salthouse
Norfolk 2 Caspian Gulls (both juvs) Cromer
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua flew past Sheringham this morning
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cromer on booking office roof at midday
Norfolk Little Stint Welney WWT from main observatory
Norfolk 7+Little Stints Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua flew past Cromer
Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB still + 3 Turtle Doves
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 3 Little Stints Cley NWT in Eye Field 100yds east of beach shelter
Norfolk Wood Warbler 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA trapped +ringed at 9.50am
Norfolk 16 Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Spotted Redshank juv 1ml south of Thetford again at Nunnery Lakes NR flew south over flood at 8.29am
Norfolk Wood Sand Hockwold Washes but no sign of White Stork
Norfolk Pied Fly y'day Trimingham at 6pm

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 28th August 2021

Seawatching today produced 12 Wigeon, 14 Teal, 77 Common Scoter, 15 Fulmars, 34 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Arctic Skuas, 10 Bonxies, 114 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns, an adult Sabine's Gull east, 3 Kittiwakes and 2 Little Gulls. Also of interest were 25 Black-tailed Godwits, a Hobby and a Yellow Wagtail flying over.
 
Moths today were scarce but included 2 Drinkers, a Sharp-angled Peacock, White Point, 5 Flounced Rustic, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, 2 Spectacles, 2 White-line Dart, Square-spot Rustic, 5 Archer's Darts, Small Square Spot, Flame Shoulder, Green Carpet, Dingy Footman and Lesser Yellow Underwing.
 
Butterflies were plentiful with 4 Common Blue, 3 Brown Argus, 3 Small Heath, 3 Wall Brown, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper, 10 Red Admiral, Painted Lady, 2 Large White, 4 Small White, 2 Peacock and 8 Speckled Wood recorded. Common Darter and Migrant Hawker were around the reserve throughout the day.
 
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Norfolk 18.Velvet Scoters flew north past Winterton at 1.45pm. Whinchat Gramborough Hill still
Norfolk 18.Velvet Scoters flew north past Winterton at 1.45pm. Whinchat Gramborough Hill still
Norfolk Curlew Sand just east of Wells still 3.04pm at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance east of track. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Blakeney Point still 2.33pm
Norfolk Sabine's Gull ad Cley flew east past beach car park
Norfolk Black Tern Filby Broad still 2.30pm at west end
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe y'day flew east past Weybourne Camp 6.30-8.30am +Pied Fly
Norfolk Wryneck Stiffkey in bushes at north end of saltmarsh opposite campsite car park then flew to saltmarsh +no further sign
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Weybourne
Norfolk Sabine's Gull Cley flew west past beach car park at 11.40am
Norfolk Black Tern Filby Broad still midday at west end
Norfolk Sabine's Gull flew east past Holme
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Breydon Water still at east end on The Lumps at 11.15am
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Skuas flew past Sheringham (+Black Guillemot Sooty S'water)
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +Common Crane still. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Black Tern Filby Broad still
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Sooty S'water Cley flew east past beach car park at 7.54am
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew east past Titchwell RSPB at 7.05am
Norfolk Curlew Sand y'day flew west over Titchwell RSPB +3+Little Stints still
Norfolk Turtle Dove y'day Salthouse Heath at 3.25pm
Norfolk Cory's S'water flew west past Cromer at 6.35am