Saturday 25th August 2018

Seawatching highlights were 21 Common Scoters, 6 Fulmars, 16 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 6 Arctic Skuas, 5 Great Skuas, 9 Little Terns, 77 Sandwich Terns, 12 Common Terns, a Med Gull and a Short-eared Owl in off the sea. Also of interest today were 4 Spoonbills on the Broadwater, 2 Green Sandpipers on the NWT pools, 8 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 3 Whitethroats, 8 Reed Warblers, 2 Whinchats along the sea wall to Thornham, 2 Stonechats, and 2 Siskins with the Goldfinch flock in the pines.

Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Heath, Red Admiral and Common Blue. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
For all this news, in the field as it happens, subscribe to Rare Bird Alert for as little as 14p per day
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape mid a'noon
Norfolk Honey Buzzard dark morph flew north over Cantley at 2pm
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 1ml NW of Ludham at How Hill NR from Crome's Broad Hide this a'noon. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (2w +Polish-ringed juv) Cromer still on beach
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad Breydon Water still 12.25pm at SW end on South Wall Marshes
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad Breydon Water still at SW end on South Wall Marshes early morning