Saturday 18th August 2018

A Wood and 3 Green Sandpipers were seen on the NWT pools with 20+ Snipe also recorded during the day. Three Yellow Wagtails flew over calling and 2 Black-tailed Godwits were also of interest. A Swift, 8 House Martins and 55+ Swallows were passing through west, a Stonechat was on the east bank and a Cetti's Warbler was heard along the footpath across Redwell Marsh.

Moths included Frosted Orange, Gold Spot, Garden Tiger, White Point, Rush Veneer, Silver Y and Angle Shades.

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Norfolk Wood Sand Holme NWT still from 1st hide late morning
Norfolk Garganey Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Caspian Gull (Polish-ringed) juv Cromer still east of pier at 11am
Norfolk 2.Black Terns flew east past Cley at 10.15am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. 3.Spotted Redshanks on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day Blakeney Point

Friday 17th August 2018

A Great White Egret flew west late morning and a Red Kite passed over, with Little Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers and 15 Snipe of note on the NWT pools, 4 Willow Warblers, 5 Blackcaps and a juvenile Stonechat around the Observatory.

A good variety of moths was still present with 43 species in the traps including Gold Spot, White-line Dart, Six Striped Rustic, Swallow Prominent and Southern Wainscot among the species caught. Butterflies included Small Copper, Brown Argus and Common Blue.

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Norfolk Purple Heron juv Hopton-on-Sea flew in off sea at 2.20pm
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew west over Weybourne Camp early morning
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (+4.Garganey). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew SW over Blakeney Point at 8.11am
Norfolk Caspian Gull (Polish-ringed) juv Cromer still on beach
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. Short-eared Owl at grazing meadow. 2.Spotted Redshanks on Tidal Pool

Thursday 16th August 2018

A day dominated by rain, clearing in the afternoon. Three Spoonbills were between Broadwater and Thornham Harbour during the day, 6+ Whimbrel flew over and 40+ Curlew came in over the marsh. A Hobby was hunting east of the Observatory, and hirundines were moving with 40+ Swallows, a Sand Martin and 2 House Martins of interest. Around the reserve 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, a Blackcap, and a Sedge Warbler were noted, and a single Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail passed overhead.

A good selection of moths included Garden Tiger, Drinker, Yellow Tail, Dark Sword-grass, Yellow Shell, Fern and White Point.

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Norfolk White Stork juv Hemsby till 1.09pm on north side in stubble field north of Kings Loke then flew NNE TG.500.179 NR29 4JB
Norfolk White Stork juv Hemsby still 12.50pm on north side in stubble field north of Kings Loke TG.500.179 NR29 4JB
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at 12.33pm. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 1,374+Med Gulls y'day Hemsby
Norfolk White Stork juv Hemsby still 12.18pm on north side in stubble field north of Kings Loke TG.500.179 NR29 4JB
Norfolk White Stork juv Hemsby still late morning in stubble field near church
Norfolk White Stork juv Hemsby till 11.30am on beach then flew west
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT flew north over Simmonds' Scrape at 11.17am
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Sheringham at 10.23am
Norfolk White Stork juv Hemsby still 10.50am on beach
Norfolk White Stork juv Hemsby still 10.35am on beach
Norfolk White Stork Hemsby still 10.09am on beach
Norfolk White Stork Hemsby on beach at 9.43am
Norfolk White Stork Winterton flew south over at 9.12am
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh still
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh still

Wednesday 15th August 2018

Highlights today included three Spoonbills around the Broadwater, the Wood Sandpiper on the NWT pools, a Short-eared Owl east of the Obs over the dunes, three Green Sandpipers, seven Med Gulls and a Hobby.

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Norfolk Osprey flew over Ranworth Broad
Norfolk Little Stint Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool near fishermen's car park at 8.30am
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at 9.15am (+Spotted Redshank still). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv flew west past Sidestrand at 8.27am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew east past Sidestrand at 7.10am

Tuesday 14th August 2018

At least 12 Spoonbills were seen passing between Thornham Harbour and Holme Marsh with a Med Gull, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Common and 3 Green Sandpipers, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 juvenile Stonechats and 2 Yellow Wagtails all noted during the day.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth, 2 Garden Tigers and a Dark Sword-grass were of interest, and a Hornet Hover Fly was on the buddleia in the afternoon.

Monday13th August 2018

A Whinchat and a Yellow Wagtail on the East bank early morning were an indication of some passage movement along with at least six Lesser Whitethroat and two Willow Warblers noted on the reserve. Two Spoonbills were on the pools south of the main track early morning, with a group of seven present on the NWT pools mid morning. Three Green Sandpipers were also recorded.

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Norfolk Little Stint Buckenham Marshes RSPB this a'noon
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh mid a'noo
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (+Wood Sand still +Spotted Redshank 3.Garganey). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Pec Sand ad Blakeney Point in harbour from lifeboat house at 8am then flew west

Sunday 12th August 2018

A Wood Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Spotted Redshank and 4 Snipe were of note on the NWT pools, with 2 Great White Egrets on the grazing marshes, 5 Spoonbills flying east along the back of the marsh during the morning, and a Common Crane on the ground just north of the village hides. On the sea single Fulmar and Gannet were noted.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleias near the Obs centre and moths included a White Point, Gold Spot and a Swallow Prominent.

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Norfolk Wood Sand Holme Dunes NWT still on Broadwater at 12.30pm +Great White Egret
Norfolk Black Tern juv Titchwell RSPB over Patsy's Reedbed briefly then flew inland
Norfolk 7.Curlew Sands Snettisham RSPB +4.Spoonbills
Norfolk 5.Curlew Sands Snettisham RSPB at high tide

Saturday 11th August 2018

A total of 8 Spoonbills were on Thornham Marsh and in the harbour, with a Common Sandpiper around the Broadwater.

Moths today included Garden Tiger, Drinker, Swallow Prominent, Rosy Rustic and Archer's Dart. Two Humming-bird Hawk Moths were on the buddleias and Brown Argus, Small Heath and Common Blue were notable butterflies.

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Norfolk 2.Spotted Crakes (ad +juv) still 1.30pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on pools from bank 100yds west of The Holt. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk White Stork flew south over Walsey Hills NOA at c1.05pm
Norfolk White Stork Salthouse flew west over Iron Road at c12.40pm
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk White Stork Cley NWT again over West Bank at c12.12pm
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +Spoonbill. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Spotted Crakes (ad +juv) still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on pools from bank 100yds west of The Holt at 7am. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE

Friday 10th August 2018

A Wood Sandpiper and 3 Green Sandpipers were on the NWT pools, while 2 Spoonbills were in Thornham Harbour, both asleep on one leg!

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Norfolk Caspian Gull near-ad Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide late a'noon
Norfolk White Stork Cley NWT till c1.20pm then circled north east over sea +lost to view
Norfolk White Stork Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape at 12.53pm
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk White Stork Cley NWT flew east over reserve at 11am
Norfolk 15.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen ay 10.11am
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at east end at 8.19am. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Caspian Gull (yellow-ringed) juv Cromer on beach early morning then flew out to sea
Norfolk 22.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still early morning +Spotted Redshank still

Thursday 9th August 2018

A Wood Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers were on the NWT pools, with a Spotted Redshank flying along the Broadwater early afternoon. A Garden Warbler was along Broadwater Road and 2 Lesser Whitethroats were in the car park.

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Norfolk Spotted Crake ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on pool from bank just north of The Holt still 11.20am. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on pool from bank just north of The Holt still 10.50am. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk no sign of ad.Spotted Crake 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on pool from bank just north of The Holt (but Garganey still). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE

Wednesday 8th August 2018

A Wood Sandpiper was still present on the NWT reserve pools, in the company of at least four Green Sandpipers.

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Norfolk 3.Wood Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +3.Garganey. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way +Wood Sand. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth in St.Nicholas churchyard near Sainsbury's gate
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still 10.30am at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes near The Holt on Candledyke at 8.30am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 21.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +2.Spotted Redshanks still

Tuesday 7th August 2018

A white Stork on the NWT reserve was very much today's highlight, with the bird taking off late morning and heading east, then circling high above the Observatory before disappearing from view. A Greenshank was recorded and three Humming bird Hawk-moths were on the Buddleias outside the observatory building.

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Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide this a'noon +5.Spoonbills
Norfolk Pied Fly Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill mid a'noon
Norfolk White Stork till 10.45am Holme Dunes NWT on pool just south of entrance track then flew east
Norfolk White Stork still 10.25am Holme Dunes NWT on pool just south of entrance track
Norfolk White Stork Holme Dunes NWT on pool just south of entrance track at 10.10am
Norfolk 5.Wood Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +4.Garganey Great White Egret. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern reported Cley NWT flew west over Simmonds' Scrape at 7.05am
Norfolk Spotted Crake ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from The Holt still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195

Monday 6th August 2018

A Wood Sandpiper was again on the NWT pools.

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Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide at midday
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section
Norfolk Pied Fly Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Wood Sand Holme Dunes NWT on pools
Norfolk 2.Spotted Crakes still this morning Potter Heigham Marshes opposite large green shed. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spotted Crake 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes (+2.Wood Sands Garganey). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Black Tern y'day flew east past Titchwell RSPB at 9.45am +3.Spotted Redshanks 9.Spoonbills

Sunday 5th August 2018

A Wood Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers were of note on the NWT pools. A juvenile Stonechat was around the reserve and a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling. On the sea a Fulmar, 5 Little Terns, 18 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns were recorded.

Moths included 4 Humming-bird Hawk Moths on the buddleias, and a Twin-spotted Wainscot in the traps.

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Norfolk 1+Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (+9.Wood Sands 5.Garganey Great White Egret). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk reported Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly recently Titchwell RSPB was a Migrant Hawker
Norfolk no sign of 1s.Lesser Yellowlegs Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid morning (but 8.Spoonbills still) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Balearic S'water y'day flew west past Sheringham 5am-9am (+Sooty S'water)
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gull (2.2s +juv) y'day Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape in evng +2+Wood Sands

Saturday 4th August 2018

A Pied Flycatcher was in the Pines early morning and a re-trapped Stonechat was found to be wearing colour rings, with further enquiries revealing it was ringed as a nestling at Dersingham Bog earlier this year. Two Hummingbird Hawk-moths were on the Buddleias and Dark Green Fritillaries were on the wing in the dunes.

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Norfolk Great White Egret 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes mid a'noon +Wood Sand still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Spotted Crakes (ad +juv) still mid a'noon Potter Heigham Marshes: ad.from The Holt, juv.from bench midway along track. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from 2nd bench along track mid a'noon. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Purple Heron juv reported recently near Hickling
Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide
Norfolk Pied Fly Happisburgh Common at Manor Farm at 9am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still 1pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+12.Spoonbills 3.Curlew Sands 3.Spotted Redshanks) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Spotted Crake 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham again briefly at Potter Heigham Marshes c100yds north of The Holt at 11.15am (+Wood Sand +2.Cranes flew over). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Burnham Norton
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide
Norfolk reported probable Buff-breasted Sand Cley NWT is a Knot
Norfolk probable Buff-breasted Sand Cley NWT again from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Great White Egret flew NNE over Snettisham Coastal Park at 11.40am
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape +2.Spoonbills Spotted Redshan
Norfolk Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly Titchwell RSPB still +3.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 7.35am PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Dunes +Spoonbill flew over

Thursday 2nd August 2018

On the sea today 16 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Fulmars, 56 Little Terns, 32 Sandwich Terns and 9 Common Terns were recorded. A juvenile Stonechat was on the reserve and a Greenshank flew over calling. On the NWT pools at least 3 Green Sandpipers, a Wood and a Common Sandpiper were recorded, and a Barn Owl was hunting the grazing marsh.

Moths included 7 Garden Tigers, a Silky Wainscot, a Poplar Hawk Moth, and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth on the buddleia outside the Obs.

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Norfolk 4.Wood Sands Cley NWT +7.Spoonbills
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section west of 1st chapel early a'noon
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from 2nd bench at 10.56am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Pied Fly Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section just east of 1st chapel
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still Titchwell RSPB at c10am (+12.Spoonbills still) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water flew up River Yare at 8am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis till 6.40am Titchwell RSPB then flew east towards saltmarsh +no further sign by 7.20am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh then flew to Tidal Pool (+3+Spoonbills still)

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Two juvenile Stonechats trapped and ringed on the East bank were 'birds of the day' and a Humming Bird Hawk-moth spent much of the day again frequenting the Buddleia outside the Observatory building.


Humming Bird Hawk-moth outside the Obs today
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Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 4.15pm Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still 3pm Titchwell RSPB in NE corner of freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide at 2.50pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT still
Norfolk Pied Fly Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill on seaward edge of woodland at 10am
Norfolk 22.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen mid morning
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +8.Spoonbills 2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Snettisham RSPB on mud near jetty +4.Little Stints
Norfolk 20.Curlew Sands y'day Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh in evening +18.Spoonbills
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands y'day Cley NWT on North Scrape in evening
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew over Northrepps early morning

Tuesday 31st July 2018

A movement of Swifts was evident early morning with around five hundred noted flying west over the Observatory, with further birds over Thornham Harbour, these being joined by a Hobby. On the NWT pools there were three Green and three Common Sandpipers and two Little Ringed Plovers. A Humming bird Hawk-moth spent some time around the Buddleia outside the Observatory.

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Norfolk Pied Fly Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 4.34pm
Norfolk Garganey y'day Cley NWT still
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (2w +2.juvs) Cromer on beach this morning
Norfolk 3.Little Stints flew SSW over Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT juv reported Welney WWT from Friends Hide (Black Tern from Lyle Hide)
Norfolk no sign of ad.Semipalmated Sand 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB 5.30-11am (but 15.Curlew Sands 4.Little Stints). Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Welney WWT from main hide +Bittern
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in evng. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no news on ad.Semipalmated Sand 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk ALPINE SWIFT Titchwell RSPB over Tidal Pool at 8.19am then flew north +no further sign by 9.45am
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.30am
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from 2nd bench at 9.30am +showing well. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk ALPINE SWIFT Titchwell RSPB over Tidal Pool at 8.19am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still 7.46am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk Garganey Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+9.Spoonbills still +13.Curlew Sands Spotted Redshank) PE31 8BB

Monday 30th July 2018

A Wood Sandpiper was again on the NWT pools, together with 4 Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plovers. On the sea 44 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 5 Gannets, 14 Little Terns, 21 Sandwich Terns, and 5 Common Terns were noted on the sea, with a juvenile Med Gull on the beach. A Great Spotted Woodpecker and a juvenile Stonechat were of note around the reserve.

A Webb's Wainscot was the highlight in the moth trap, with 95 Common Rustics and 50 Turnips also recorded.

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Norfolk 26.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +14.Curlew Sands Little Gulls 6.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 12.30pm 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on The Wash just north of jetty. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad again 11.24am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on The Wash just north of jetty. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 7.30am 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from bench midway along dirt road (+Spoonbill). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide at 10.41am
Norfolk no further sign of ad.Semipalmated Sand Snettisham RSPB by 10.20am but probable 1s.Roseate Tern (+Black Tern 2.Arctic Terns (ad +1s) 15.Curlew Sands 2.Little Stints 10.Spotted Redshanks). Use c'pk off Beach Rd then walk S TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.03am +Wood Sand
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still (+21.Spoonbills 14.Curlew Sands 5.Spotted Redshanks) PE31 8BB
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB tho elusive (+Little Stint 2.Curlew Sands 2.Spotted Redshanks). Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.647.313 PE31 7RA
Norfolk 2.Sandwich Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham flew east over Potter Heigham Marshes at 6.10am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spotted Crake 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from bench midway along dirt road at 5.40am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE

GO WILD AT DROVE - THIS SATURDAY

Come and join us at Drove Orchards for our annual partnership event this Saturday 4th August. Drove Orchards is situated along the A149 coast road between Holme Next the Sea and Thornham



Entry is free and there will be 2 wildlife walks, 2 moth trap emptyings and a tour of the orchard led by owner Andrew Jamieson.
 
Orchard walk led by Andrew Jamieson August 2017

We have activities and displays at the big barn behind the farm shop all through the day, and the schedule is as follows.
Event open 10am - 4pm

Wildlife Walk 1 is at 10am

Moth trap 1 will be emptied at 11.15am

Wildlife Walk 2 is at 12.30pm

Moth trap 2 will be emptied at 1.45pm

The Orchard Walk takes place at 2.30pm

So do come over and find out more about the wonderful wildlife at Drove Orchards!!


Essex Skipper Drove Orchards 2018
 

Sunday 29th July 2018

A Wood Sandpiper was showing well at the NWT hides with 5 Green and one Common Sandpiper also noted.

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Norfolk 8,542.Swifts flew south past Hemsby 5.50-7.20am
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 1.07pm 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on The Wash just north of jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both ads) Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still this a'noon 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on mud by jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 11.31am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on mud by jetty. Use car park off Beach Road TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 10.31am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB from 1st hide near jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 10.10am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB from 1st hide near jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT at 9am +2.Garganey
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 9.18am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB from 1st hide near jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad Snettisham RSPB from 1st hide near jetty at 8.56am +showing well
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+7.Spoonbills 7.Curlew Sands Little Stint Little Gull) PE31 8BB
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE

Saturday 28th July 2018

A Wood Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper and 5 Green Sandpipers were at the NWT hides, and on the sea 7 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 18 Little Terns, 11 Sandwich Terns and 6 Common Terns were recorded. A pair of Stonechats were in the dunes behind the Obs and a single Whimbrel flew over calling.

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Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 10.47am on Tidal Pool (+2+Little Gulls still) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide
Norfolk 8.Curlew Sands Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+2.Curlew Sands Little Stint) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Titchwell RSPB +11.Spoonbills

Friday 27th July 2018

The hot weather broke at 4am with heavy thundery showers. Birds of note were 4 Green Sandpipers on the NWT pools and 7 Common Sandpipers sitting in a row on a rail opposite the Obs.

Humming-bird Hawk Moth was of note on the buddleia.


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Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT on North Scrape mid a'noon
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still mid a'noon on Tidal Pool (+3.Curlew Sands Little Gull) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide at 10.50am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+2.Curlew Sands Little Gull) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool

Thursday 26th July 2018

A sweltering day with temperatures hitting 32 degrees by 3pm. Moths included 2 Garden Tigers, a Marbled Green, a Ghost Moth and 2 Pebble Hook-tips.

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Norfolk no further sign of Pec Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (but Curlew Sand Great White Egret 3.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Black Redstart y'day Norwich at All Saints Green at 1.15pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT
Norfolk Pec Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) + take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills (5.juvs) Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 8am. juv.Spoonbill Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Spoonbill Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+17.Spoonbills Little Stint) PE31 8BB
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Little Gull 2.Spoonbills

Monday 23rd July 2018

A Spoonbill flew east mid afternoon.

Moths included Small Seraphim, Vitula biviella, Drinker, Garden Tiger, Pine Hawk Moth and Scalloped Oak.

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Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (2s +juv) Cromer on beach early a'noon +probable juv.Caspian Gull then flew off
Norfolk Pec Sand still late morning Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape on SE side from boat.Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E on track, north thru wood +E TG.423.210 NR29 5LW
Norfolk Curlew Sand Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 5.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB this morning
Norfolk no sign of Pec Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers' Way late morning (but 2.Curlew Sands Knot. 2.Great White Egrets flew over) NR29 5LW
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 10.30am on Tidal Pool (+Little Stint) PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+stint sp) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cromer on beach east of pier
Norfolk Pec Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers' Way. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Another big haul of moths was the highlight of the day, with 102 species recorded including an Old Lady, Poplar and Pine Hawk Moths, a White Satin Moth, 8 Least Carpets, 6 Garden Tigers, 2 Kent Black Arches and 2 Vitula biviella.

The species list from Hempton Marsh was 120 including Beautiful Hook-tip, July Highflier, Pebble Hook-tip, Flame Carpet, Maiden's Blush, Blue-bordered Carpet, Mere Wainscot, Crescent, Dingy Shears, Suspected, Least Carpet, Bordered Beauty, Small Rufous, Slender Brindle, Ghost Moth, Bulrush Wainscot and Small Seraphim.

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Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 2.05pm on Tidal Pool tho distant (+5.Curlew Sands 13.Spoonbills. Little Stint still on freshmarsh +Little Gull) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still this a'noon just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine NR25 7SA
Norfolk 2.Scaup Norwich at Thorpe St.Andrew on Thorpe Broad
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Breydon Water at 8.15am then flew south
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine (Curlew Sand from Daukes' Hide +4.Spoonbills still) NR25 7SA
Norfolk no sign of Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB on scrape from hide mid morning
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands (all ads) Titchwell RSPB still +10.Spoonbills
Norfolk Black Tern ad Blakeney Point at 8am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+2.Little Stints 5.Spoonbills) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv y'day Cley NWT

Saturday 21st July 2018

A Spoonbill was seen early morning and a Kingfisher was around the Broadwater.

An impressive haul of moths included a Tree Lichen Beauty, 2 Flame Wainscots, and a Ghost Moth

Many thanks to all who attended the Hempton Moth day, an excellent catch was recorded - details to follow!

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Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT from Friends Hide
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets Strumpshaw Fen RSPB this a'noon: 4.from Tower Hide, 1.still from Reception Hide
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 1.55pm on Tidal Pool (+3.Spoonbills still) PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 1.30pm from Parrinder Hide TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern Snettisham RSPB over pit from Shore Hide at 1.23pm
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB again on Tidal Pool at 1.15pm PE31 8BB
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets y'day flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 2.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +5.Spoonbills Great White Egret. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB still in NE corner of tidal pool tho distant (+9.Spoonbills) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets reported y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from visitor centre
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes on NW pool at 7.57am. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no sign of ad.Lesser Yellowlegs Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (but Great White Egret 2.Spoonbills 3.Curlew Sands) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk 2.Knot Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 5.55am

HEMPTON MOTH DAY & RINGING DEMO

Don't forget our annual event at Hempton Marsh reserve, Fakenham. We will be running moth traps and giving ringing demonstrations from 10am tomorrow. Come and join us! All welcome, entry free.

Friday 20th July 2018

A Yellow Wagtail flew over west late morning and a female Wigeon was on the Broadwater.

A Grayling butterfly was behind the Observatory early afternoon, and the moth catch included a Coast Dart, 3 Least Carpet, 2 Straw Underwings, an Elephant Hawk moth, 2 Silky Wainscots, a Rosy Footman, a Pinion-streaked Snout, a Miller, and during the day a Humming-bird Hawk moth flew into the Obs and had to be let out of the window.



Coast Dart and Miller from today's moth catch.


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Norfolk Curlew Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB on hide scrape this a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2s Cley NWT at 3.20pm
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still 3pm just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine NR25 7SA
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB till 1.37pm on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide then flew north TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Temminck's Stint reported Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide this a'noon TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 11.26am on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 11.10am on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Island Hide tho elusive TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney Freshes flew west over north end +landed on saltings at edge of Blakeney Harbour at 9.40am
Norfolk Temminck's Stint still 9.09am Cley NWT just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine NR25 7SA
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 7.41am

Wednesday 18th July 2018

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Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT still 6.30pm from Daukes' Hide +2.Curlew Sands
Norfolk unconfirmed report of whale sp in The Wash 2/3ml off Hunstanton this a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2s Titchwell RSPB till md morning then flew off +Garganey still
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 12.59pm from Island Hide +showing well TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 1.17pm
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 9am from Island Hide +showing well (12.Spoonbills on Tidal Pool) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (1s +juv) Cromer on beach
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands still 8.31am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still from Island Hide (+3.Curlew Sands 2.Spotted Redshanks 5.Little Gulls. 11.Spoonbills on Tidal Pool) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB