It's been a stunning spring at NWT Holme Dunes! Here is our comprehensive list of what's been seen, March, April and May 2014. Huge thanks to North West Norfolk Naturalists for their help in giving additional sightings.
Spoonbill, whimbrel, wheatear, yellow wagtail, ring ouzel, house martin, brent goose, rook, gannet, sand martin, little gull, ruff, redstart, greenshank, merlin, hooded crow, spotted flycatcher, cuckoo, crow, grasshopper warbler, golden plover(including northern), mistle thrush, Mediterranean gull, tree pipit, redpoll, little bunting, snipe, fieldfare, common sandpiper, grey plover, peregrine, barnacle goose, white wagtail, jay, whinchat, turtle dove, red breasted merganser, green sandpiper, common tern, little tern, sandwich tern, goosander, wigeon, siskin, alpine accentor(n.o.a), subalpine warbler, garganey, sanderling, osprey, sand martin, pintail, garden warbler, Egyptian goose, kingfisher, hobby, green woodpecker, ringed plover, tawny owl, barn owl, raven(1st for the reserve),cettis warbler, lapwing, woodcock, gadwall, marsh harrier, common buzzard, shoveler, tufted duck, black throated diver, eider, herring gull, lesser black backed gull, bar tailed godwit, black tailed godwit, oystercatcher, dunlin, knot, curlew, turnstone, little egret, grey heron, stonechat, black headed gull, starling, red throated diver, common gull, great black backed gull, meadow pipit, song thrush, tree sparrow, grey partridge, red legged partridge, goldcrest, redshank, pochard, crossbill, shag, cormorant, scoter, long tailed duck, snow bunting, kestrel, sparrowhawk, bittern, jack snipe, little grebe, great crested grebe, shelduck, brambling, skylark, chaffinch, goldfinch, long tailed tit, blue tit, great tit, wren, pheasant, moorhen, coot, mallard, grey wagtail, Canada goose, jackdaw, linnet, bullfinch, blackbird, teal, black redstart, robin, chiffchaff, common crane, redwing, slavonian grebe, dunnock, magpie, bearded tit, blackcap, razorbill, willow warbler, swallow, swift, reed bunting, reed warbler, sedge warbler, yellowhammer, red kite, coal tit, firecrest, stock dove, woodpigeon, collared dove, common whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, hen harrier, pink footed goose, redstart, house sparrow, shore lark, greenfinch, short eared owl, ruddy duck, guillemot, blue headed wagtail, little stint, velvet scoter, spotted flycatcher, goosander, black necked grebe, great northern diver, arctic tern, great skua, yellow browed warbler(n.o.a), black necked grebe, black redstart.
Plants seen in flower
Alder, Alexanders, Annual Pearlwort, Annual Wall-rocket, Apple, Beaked Hawk’s-beard, Bee Orchid, Biting Stonecrop, Bittersweet, Bladder Campion, Brackish Water-crowfoot, Bramble, Brooklime, Buck’s-horn Plantain, Bugloss, Bulbous Buttercup, Bur Chervil, Cat’s-ear, Celery-leaved Buttercup, Cleavers, Colt’s-foot, Columbine, Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil, Common Chickweed, Common Cornsalad, Common Milkwort, Common Mouse-ear, Common Nettle, Common Spotted Orchid, Common Stork’s-bill, Common Vetch, Common Whitlowgrass, Cow Parsley, Cowslip, Creeping Buttercup, Daisy, Dandelion, Dog Rose, Dove’s-foot Crane’s-bill, Early Forget-me-not, Early Marsh-orchid, Elder, English Scurvygrass, Field Forget-me-not, Field Mouse-ear, Garlic Mustard, Germander Speedwell, Goat’s-beard, Gorse, Greater Sea-spurrey, Greater Stitchwort, Grey Willow, Ground-ivy, Groundsel, Hairy Bitter-cress, Hairy Tare, Hawthorn, Heath Dog-violet, Herb-Robert, Hoary Cress, Hound’s-tongue, Ivy-leaved Speedwell, Japanese Rose, Kidney Vetch, Lesser Celandine, Lesser Chickweed, Lesser Dandelion, Lesser Sea-spurrey, Lesser Spearwort, Little Mouse-ear, Meadow Buttercup, Meadow Saxifrage, Mossy Stonecrop, Mouse-ear-hawkweed, Parsley-piert, Pellitory-of-the-wall, Petty Spurge, Pignut, Pineapple-weed, Prickly Sow-thistle, Procumbent Yellow-sorrel, Ragwort, Red Dead-nettle, Ribwort Plantain, Rue-leaved Saxifrage, Scarlet Pimpernel, Sea Arrowgrass, Sea Bindweed, Sea Campion, Sea Mouse-ear, Sea Pearlwort, Sea Sandwort, Sea-buckthorn, Sea-milkwort, Sheep’s Sorrel, Shepherd’s-purse, Silver Birch, Silverweed, Slender Speedwell, Small-flowered Crane’s-bill, Smooth Hawk’s-beard, Smooth Sow-thistle, Snow-in-summer, Southern Marsh-orchid, Spindle, Spring Vetch, Springbeauty, Sun Spurge, Sycamore, Thrift, Thyme-leaved Sandwort, Wall Speedwell, White Campion, White Dead-nettle, Wild Strawberry, Yellow Flag, Yellow-rattle, Field Wood-rush, Heath Wood-rush, Sand Sedge, Brown Sedge, Common Sedge, Red Fescue, Sweet Vernal-grass, Sand Cat’s-tail, Soft Brome, Barren Brome, Smaller Cat’s-tail, Crested Dog’s-tail, Adder’s-tongue, Corsican Pine, Field Horsetail, Marsh Horsetail, Water Horsetail.
Small tortoiseshell, red admiral, peacock, orange tip, green veined white, small copper, small white, green hairstreak, large white, wall brown, brown argus, brimstone, common blue, small heath, speckled wood.