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Recent content by James Emerson

  1. James Emerson

    Norfolk Butterflies and Moths

    Yes that's right.
  2. James Emerson

    Norfolk birding

    Reported again today, it's in the area around Walsey Hills (i.e. just east of Cley)
  3. James Emerson

    Norfolnk Bird Report 2018

    In the past Norfolk's bird records were transcribed onto record cards, batches of which were then sent to those drafting the systematic list and then returned. This method of recording continued for quite a while, resulting in a huge amount of boxes of records, which as you say are currently...
  4. James Emerson

    UK Caterpillar id please

    It's a Grey Dagger - a nice one to see because adult Grey and Dark Dagger moths can't be separated without examining them, but the caterpillars look different so allow easy ID.
  5. James Emerson

    Norfolk Butterflies and Moths

    So depending on your level of credulity this reinforces the long distance jump with the Small Blues or is another example of the phantom butterfly releaser of Landseer. Perhaps we'll get some Brown Hairstreaks too.
  6. James Emerson

    April 2019 at Gramborough

    Moss Taylor is leading a walk at Weybourne Camp today for the Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists Society as part of the society's 150th anniversary celebrations. The walk leaves at 10:30 from the Muckleburgh Collection car park and represents a rare opportunity to have a look around this private site...
  7. James Emerson

    Norfolk birding

    Any Norwich birders not on Twitter might be interested to know there are up to 7 Black-tailed Godwits on the flooded area at Earlham Marshes (the bit south of Bevan Close on a map, west of the University village). Not a common bird in the area.
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    I don't think so, they were looked for and not seen on Saturday then not reported yesterday or today. Of course it could just be that they are no longer being looked for or are just a bit more mobile now.
  9. James Emerson

    Waveney Mound View Point

    Go to Fritton (the one near Haddiscoe, not the one near Long Stratton) and leave the A143 on New Road, which heads north to Waveney Forest. There is a car park at TG465008, although when I went a few years ago there was parking for a few cars further along at the end of the road. The mound is at...
  10. James Emerson

    Sightings info

    Most information is on Twitter nowadays, but that doesn't necessarily help someone visiting the county who won't follow 100+ local birders. Penny's blog has the sightings from RBA on - if you want to see something specific that isn't rare enough to make it onto the bird information services then...
  11. James Emerson

    Norfolk in december

    Shore lark - Holkham Gap. Best earlier in the day as it gets busy and they can then be mobile. Bean Geese - Tundra and Taiga are now classed as separate species. For Taiga you'll need to visit Buckenham/Cantley Marshes. Tundra often mix in with Pink-footed Goose flocks that feed on farmland in...
  12. James Emerson

    The Hoverfly Thread

    1. Eristalis sp - you usually need a side view too to see the colour and shape of the different leg segments 2. Myathropa florea 3. Volucella pellucens 4. I think it is a hoverfly, but not one I recognise 5. Volucella zonaria
  13. James Emerson

    Norfolk birding

    Hi Richard. Weeting Heath is good for Stone Curlews in spring and early summer, but around now they are probably beginning to move away and gathering elsewhere prior to migration. I would advise calling the visitors centre to check before visiting in case they have gone - details here...
  14. James Emerson

    caister/gt Yarmouth

    Yes there are Little Terns breeding at North Denes this year, close to where you'll be staying although I'm not sure how far along they are. Breydon Water is worth visiting for waders, but will involve a bit of a walk. One option would be to go out onto the marshland west of Yarmouth and then...
  15. James Emerson

    Norfolk birding

    Given the inland location, time of year and rarity could this have been a House Martin?