Water pipit - 1 on fresh marsh
Golden plover - 700 on fresh marsh
Teal - 600 on fresh marsh
Avocet - 10 on fresh marsh
Red crested pochard - 3 (2 drakes) on fresh marsh
Red crested pochard pair by Andy Thompson
Twite - 20 at Thornham Point this morning
Spotted redshank - 4 on tidal pool
Marsh tit - 1 along Meadow Trail
Brambling - 2 calling in trees by visitor centre
Chiffchaff - 1 in carpark
Otter - 2 in the main reedbed pool from the main path this morning
Hen harrier - 1 hunting over the saltmarsh throughout the day
Peregrine - 1 over fresh marsh
Greenshank - 1 on tidal pool
Spotted redshank - 3 on volunteer marsh
Avocet - 16 on fresh marsh
Red crested pochard - drake on fresh marsh
Shorelark - 6 on beach this morning
Snow bunting - 12 on beach early afternoon
Siberian chiffchaff - probable in the carpark briefly late afternoon
Back in the summer, a local lacewing visited the reserve for one of our moth morning events and made an exciting discovery on the outside of one of the traps.
Reproduced below is an article Paul wrote for the local Norfolk Natterjack magazine
Nothochrysa fulviceps, a lacewing new to Norfolk by Paul Cobb
On 22nd July I went to the RSPB Titchwell reserve for one of their regular moth trap mornings, to ask if they could save lacewings from their traps for me.
As I arrived a trap was being placed on a table ready for opening, and sitting on top of the trap, almost as if it was waiting for me, was the first Norfolk example of Nothochrysa fulviceps.It is a striking large species, of a black and yellow appearance, with a bright red head, and a great rarity with only some 16 British records until this year, most of them very old ones.
It is supposed to inhabit oak woodland, and should not therefore be on the coast, but there were 4 other British examples this July (Southampton, Portsmouth, Wales, and one other), so it would seem that these weremigrants.It was a female, and in the photo the white blob on its abdomen is aspe rmatophore.
Lacewing, Nothochrysa fulviceps by Ray Kimber
It is possible that there was another one nearby 6 days earlier, as a large lacewing with a black stripe was seen briefly at Holme Bird Observatory