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

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Monday 16th July 2018

Another very hot day, a good catch of moths was the highlight with a Dark Umber among the catch of 66 species.




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Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 2.25pm on freshmarsh from Island Hide +showing well (+Spoonbill still)
Norfolk Little Gull Titchwell RSPB still +SPotted Redshank still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (ad +juv) Welney WWT still from Friends Hide +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 2pm on freshmarsh from Island Hide +showing well
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 1.10pm on freshmarsh from Island Hide +showing well
Norfolk no news on ad.lesser Yellowlegs Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide since 11.59am
Norfolk no sign of male.Black-winged Stilt 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (but 2.Wood Sands still +3.Spoonbills). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh from Island Hide at 11.59am
Norfolk Cattle Egret still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road by Lonely Road TM.171.834
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Billy's Wash at 8.15am

Sunday 15th July 2018

Highlights today were a Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers on the NWT reserve and a Yellow Wagtail flew over the Observatory calling.

Moths were disappointing with just 37 species including a Slender Brindle and a Nut-tree Tussock

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Black Tern Snettisham RSPB this morning
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (ad +juv) Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes on NW pool +Great White Egret still. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Black Tern Rollesby Broad
Norfolk Cattle Egret still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road TM.171.834
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on tidal pool

NOA MOTH DAY SATURDAY 14TH JULY 2018

DON'T FORGET THE NOA MOTH DAY AT HOLME BIRD OBSERVATORY FROM 10AM TOMORROW!

ALL WELCOME AT THIS FREE EVENT, MOTH TRAPS WILL BE EMPTIED AND THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF MOTHS AND CATERPILLARS TO SEE...


Friday 13th July 2018

A Pink-footed Goose was still around the marsh and 9 Teal were of note. On the sea 40 Common Scoters, 12 Gannets, 6 Fulmars, 374 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns, 5 Little Terns, and 28 Bar-tailed Godwits were on the beach together with 13 Curlew and a Sanderling. Three Whimbrel passed overhead and a Spoonbill was around the Broadwater in the morning. Five Whitethroats, a Lesser Whitethroat, and 4 Reed Warblers were also noted.

Mothing highlights today included Garden Tiger, Coxcomb Prominent, a Kent Black Arches, Buff Arches, Buff Footman, Elephant Hawk Moth, Early Thorn, Water Veneer, 4 Rosy Footman and a female Oak Eggar.

NOA Moth Day tomorrow from 10am
FREE EVENT, ALL WELCOME!

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Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad till 2.10pm Titchwell RSPB then flew NE +no sign since
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad still 12.45pm Titchwell RSPB north of Island Hide +showing well (+Garganey)
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad still 12.07pm Titchwell RSPB north of Island Hide
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk again no sign of possible Lesser Yellowlegs 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB 6.30am-7.30am TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on tidal pool. 4.Spotted Redshanks on freshmarsh +4.Little Gulls

Wednesday 11th July 2018


Highlights today included two Spoonbills in Thornham Harbour and one on the NWT reserve and a Greenshank around the Broadwater.

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Norfolk Cattle Egret still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road TM.171.834
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew west past Sheringham at 9.15am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 9am then flew towards Swim Coots
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (+8.Spoonbills 2.Garganey). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml
Norfolk Spoonbill on Sunday Snettisham RSPB in morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh. 9.Little Gulls on freshmarsh +8.Spotted Redshanks

Tuesday 10th July 2018

On the sea today 10 Common Scoters, 8 Fulmars, 20 Gannets, 7 Little Terns, 402 Sandwich Terns, 6 Common Terns, 3 Kittiwakes, 6 Little Gulls, and 2 Med Gulls were of note.

Moth highlights were another Beautiful Hook-tip, Eyed, Pine and Elephant Hawks, a Buff Tip, 2 Oak Eggars, a Kent Black Arches and a Wormwood Pug

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Norfolk Cattle Egret still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road at 2.45pm TM.171.834
Norfolk Honey Buzzard male 1.5mls SSW of Swanton Novers again by Fulmodeston Road near pines from raptor watchpoint at 11.58am tho elusive TG.009.302 NR21 0NG
Norfolk Little Gull flew west past Weybourne Camp by 9.30am
Norfolk Garganey y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk Temminck's Stint still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+7.Spotted Redshanks still +9.Little Gulls still) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB

Monday 9th July 2018

Another significant catch of moths included a Beautiful Hook-tip and a Pretty Chalk Carpet with over 100 species caught.

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Norfolk Temminck's Stint still this a'noon Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+7.Spotted Redshanks) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk at 12.07pm then lost to view along reed edge cTG.462.135
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 1pm NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road but still no sign of Glossy Ibis [present c8.weeks] TM.171.834
Norfolk Honey Buzzard male flew north over Swanton Novers village at 11.30am but no sign since
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 11am NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road but no sign of Glossy Ibis TM.171.834
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Cattle Egret still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road at 9.50am tho distant TM.171.834
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.30pm

Sunday 8th July 2018

A Common Sandpiper was around the Broadwater and a Whimbrel flew through calling, with 3 Stonechats of interest on the NWT reserve.

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Norfolk Glossy Ibis still 4.50pm NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road +Cattle Egret still TM.171.834
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still 3.30pm NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road +Cattle Egret still TM.171.834
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still early a'noon NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road +Cattle Egret still TM.171.834
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets recently NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor NR east of Norwich Road TM.171.834
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk at 9.30am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor NR viewed from old A140 at 8.30am
Norfolk Cattle Egret still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor NR viewed from old A140 at 8.15am

Saturday 7th July 2018

A Green Sandpiper was flushed south of Broadwater Road west of the NWT reserve entrance and a Yellow Wagtail flew west over the Observatory late morning. Two adult Med Gulls were of note.

A substantial haul of 566 moths consisted of 116 species with Obscure Wainscot the highlight for the day. Garden Tiger, Elephant Hawk Moth, Red-necked Footman, Silky Wainscot, Kent Black Arches, White Point, Oak Eggar and Drinker among the catch.

 
Obscure Wainscot

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +2.Spoonbills 5.Common Cranes
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk at 10.24am
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT still +Spoonbill
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end at 7.15am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh +6.Spotted Redshanks 9.Little Gulls

Friday 6th July 2018

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Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still 2pm Filby Broad from boardwalk
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk at 12.30pm +showing well
Norfolk no sign of male.Black-winged Stilt 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes 8.20am-10am (but Curlew Sand 5.Spoonbills Whimbrel). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml
Norfolk 6.Spotted Redshanks Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on The Serpentine
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Titchwell RSPB. 9.Little Gulls still on freshmarsh +4.Spotted Redshanks

Thursday 5th July 2018

A fairly quiet day but a few highlights included a Kingfisher along the Broadwater, Cuckoo, Turtle Dove and several Curlews. Seawatching produced around 40 Sandwich Terns and a few Little Terns feeding along the shore.

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Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from river bank at 3.45pm (+Great White Egret 2.Spoonbills). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml
Norfolk Curlew Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in NW corner at 2.50pm. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Scarce Black Arches moth last night Norwich trapped
Norfolk Spoonbill flew east past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk mid morning +showing well
Norfolk Honey Buzzard fem 1.5mls SSW of Swanton Novers by Fulmodeston Road from raptor watchpoint at 10.20am TG.009.302 NR21 0NG
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Cley NWT flew in off sea then flew inland over The Hangs
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day East Ruston Common in morning
Norfolk Black Redstart Norwich on City Hall
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

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Norfolk White Stork y'day Welney WWT (+Great White Egret still)
Norfolk probable Quail Salthouse on beach then flew to marsh
Norfolk 1+Lesser Emperor dragonfly male Filby Broad from boardwalk +showing well (present several days)
Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +11.Little Gulls Continental Black-tailed Godwit
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 6.30am +Curlew Sand

Monday 2nd July 2018

Due to some technical issues, the weather station is currently offline and updates to the blog may be irregular.

Thanks for bearing with us.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 2.48pm
Norfolk again no sign of any Honey Buzzards 1.5mls SSW of Swanton Novers by Fulmodeston Road from raptor watchpoint 9am-midday TG.009.302 NR21 0NG
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets still Hickling Broad NWT from Cadbury Hide
Norfolk Orache Moth last night Norwich trapped
Norfolk 10.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +12.Little Gulls Continental Black-tailed Godwit

Saturday 30th June 2018

Thankyou to everyone who came to see Peter Clarke's memorial plaque unveiled this morning.


A beautiful sunny day with 2 Great White Egrets flying east and a Spoonbill feeding around the Broadwater. Also of interest were a single Stonechat, a Turtle Dove, a Whimbrel, a Med Gull and a Greenshank.

Moths included a Privet Hawk, 4 Rosy Footman, a Barred Yellow, a Shore Wainscot, 2 Rosy Waves, and another Lappet hatched from the obs cocoons.

Please note that the moth trap will be emptied at 2pm at Eastgate Cottage in Holme tomorrow.

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Norfolk Osprey Sculthorpe Moor NR at Oak Fen flew ovef River Wensum at 11.30am
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets still Hickling Broad NWT from hide at 11.30am tho mobile +Hooded Crow
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT from Lyle Hide
Norfolk 2.Honey Buzzards (1.male) 1.5mls SSW of Swanton Novers by Fulmodeston Road from raptor watchpoint 9.30-10.20am (male for 13th day) TG.009.302 NR21 0NG
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich near Moss Bros
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +12.Little Gulls Spotted Redshank

Friday 29th June 2018

A little cooler and cloudier today with seawatching producing 4 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 6 Little Terns, 572 Sandwich Terns and 5 Common Terns. Also of interest today were a Spoonbill flying east over the grazing marshes mid afternoon, and 2 Turtle Doves in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

Moths included Eyed and Privet Hawk Moths, 3 Rosy Footman, 3 Diamond-backs and 9 Silver Ys.

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Norfolk dead Fin Whale King's Lynn
Norfolk no news on Fin Whale King's Lynn in River Great Ouse north of A47 c400yds north of minor road bridge TF.612.185
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (+Spoonbill). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml
Norfolk 8.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +14.Little Gulls

HOLME OPEN GARDENS SUNDAY 1st JULY

The NOA will be doing moth trapping and a ringing demonstration in the garden of Eastgate Cottage, Eastgate in Holme next the Sea on Sunday afternoon.

Do come along and see moths from the Observatory and those caught in the garden. There will be caterpillars to see too.

Please note that there is a basic cost of £4.00 per person for entry to the gardens and all proceeds go to the Help Holme Church Group.

Thursday 28th June 2018

A quiet day for birds, highlights were a Lappet moth hatched from it's cocoon in the Observatory, and in the moth traps 56 species were caught including a Rosy Footman, Kent Black Arches, Pine, Eyed and Elephant Hawk Moths, a Peppered Moth and a Willow Beauty.


Newly hatched Lappet Moth

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT
Norfolk Spoonbill Wells flew west over harbour
Norfolk no news on male.Black-winged Stilt 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml
Norfolk Fin Whale King's Lynn on River Great Ouse at 8am (not Minke Whale)
Norfolk 11.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Minke Whale King's Lynn on River Great Ouse at 8am
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +7.Spotted Redshanks still

Wednesday 27th June 2018

A cooler cloudier start to the day followed by more sun, which meant bird activity was minimal. Highlights were two Red Kites over the Grazing Marsh and three species of Tern along the Broadwater, Little, Sandwich and Common. The moth trap attracted 43 species of moth including two rather smart Red-necked footman.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 10.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +7.Spotted Redshanks Spoonbill Continental Black-tailed Godwit

Tuesday 26th June 2018


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Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 1.45pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (+Spoonbill +2.Great White Egrets then flew north). Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Thetford flew south over Nunnery Lakes NR at 9.10am
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +6.Spotted Redshanks Continental Black-tailed Godwit

Monday 25th June 2018

A beautiful sunny day, with the Cuckoo still active around the reserves and a Common Sandpiper at the NWT hides.

Moths included 2 Eyed Hawks, one in the traps and one in the heli catching box!

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Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes viewed from seat on main track at 3.40pm. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this morning +6.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still

DEDICATION OF HOLME BIRD OBSERVATORY - PETER CLARKE REMEMBERED SAT 30th JUNE 10am

On Saturday 30th June at 10am there will be an informal gathering of family, staff and trustees at Holme Bird Observatory to dedicate the building with a plaque in the memory of Peter Clarke, our founding warden. Members are welcome to join us to see the new plaque installed at the NOA centre, so please do come along if you can.

Peter on a visit to the Observatory, and below as a young man. 

 


 

 


The new windows at installation in June 2017

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Another quiet day, with a Red Kite drifting west along the A149 between Thornham and Holme mid afternoon.

Moths included 2 Burnished Brass, a Scarce Footman, 4 Mottled Beauties, 6 Heart & Club, 1 Spectacle, 1 Small Emerald, 1 Lyme Grass, 2 Fern, a Small Waved Umber and 2 Bright-line Brown-eyes.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on pool east of Arnold's Marsh at 10.10am
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still on seafront near No.1 Fish Bar early morning

Friday 22nd June 2018

A beautiful sunny day. Two pairs of Little Terns were fishing along the Broadwater.

Moths included Elephant and Small Elephant Hawk Moth.

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Norfolk Great White Egret 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +Spotted Redshank. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still early a'noon on seafront between No.1 Fish Bar +Cliftonville Hotel +showing well
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer till 9.40am at Runton Road car park then flew west NR27 9AU
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still at Runton Road car park NR27 9AU
Norfolk 10.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh

Thursday 21st June 2018

A strong north breeze produced 7 Fulmars, 13 Gannets, 23 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns, 4 Little Terns and 4 Kittiwakes passing offshore.

An impressive catch of moths consisted of 61 species including Rosy Wave, Shore Wainscot, Haworth's Pug, Ingrailed Clay, Spectacle, Fern and 26 Middle-barred Minors. A Brown Argus, Small Heath and Speckled Wood were among the butterflies recorded, with Four-spotted Chaser, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Common Darter also noted.

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Norfolk 2.Little Terns Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 2pm +1s.Little Gull
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 12.15pm at seafront by No.1 Fish Bar
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still midday at seafront west of pier
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 10.15am flew past Blue Sky Cafe
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 10.15am flew past Blue Sky Cafe towards East Runton
Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 14.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still flew west by Cliftonville Hotel

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 2.27pm by No.1 Fish +Chips then flew towards Runton car park
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 12.23pm on helter skelter near pier
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich at Royal Arcade on top of clock tower at 11.25am
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer just west of pier flew over green by petrol station at 11.40am then flew towards Runton Road car park
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still Norwich at Lloyds Bank on Gentleman's Walk
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +9.Little Gulls