Oct 222020
First Rufous Bush Chat for 40 years

A Rufous Bush Chat or Rufous Bush Robin, take your pick, was discovered at Stiffkey, in North Norfolk, during the early morning of Saturday 17th October 2020. It was the first time one had been seen in Britain for 40 years, so most modern day birders would want to see it. Needless to say the […]

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Oct 182020
Eastern Vagrants arrive on our shores

This autumn has seen an unprecedented arrival of rare vagrant birds to our shores. Wind swept migrants from both North America and Siberia. Gems such as Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1st record for Britain), Tennesee Warbler; Lanceolated Warbler, Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler, Taiga Flycatcher, Red-flanked Bluetail, Brown Shrike, Masked Shrike and so it goes on. One such vagrant […]

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Sep 292020
Moth Trap 28th-29th September 2020

I ran a garden moth trap overnight on 28th September – results as follows in no particular order:- Setaceous Hebrew Character 1; Brimstone Moth 3; Black Rustic 3; Lesser Yellow Underwing 3; Large Yellow Underwing 5; Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1 (female); Lunar Underwing 9; The Snout 1; Shuttle-shaped Dart 2; Red-green Carpet 1; Common Marbled […]

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Sep 112020
Moth Trap - 10th-11th September

I ran a garden moth trap overnight 10th September. The results are as follows in no particular order:- Palpita vitrealis (Olive-tree Pearl) 1 (5th county record); Vine’s Rustic 1; Centre-barred Sallow 1; Large Yellow Underwing 13; Lesser Yellow Underwing 16; Square-spot Rustic 1; Lunar Underwing 7; Willow Beauty 1; Garden Carpet 3; Mouse Moth 1; […]

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