Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Beautiful Day

Beautiful day here in North Norfolk and great to find time to enjoy some of it! Managed 3/4 of an hour by the river at Burgh-next-to -Aylsham, pretty quiet on the bird front but plenty of insects about including Blue-tailed Damselfly and several Banded Demoiselle including some showey males.

Banded Demoiselle male

female with white pterostigma (the cell on the curve of the wing)

At lunch time I went over to Buxton Heath, again very quiet here bird wise, I started looking for day flying moths but with no success, although this Common Lizard allowed surprisingly close approach before it scuttled of into the leaf litter
Common Lizard

On the way home I popped into Felbrigg Lake hoping for 2 Parish year ticks (Spotted Flycatcher and Sedge Warbler) but drew a blank, however I did see 2 others in the form of Common Sandpiper and a singing Reed Warbler. Also here were a Hobby, 6 Tufted Duck and my first Wall Brown of the year.
PYL 101 Common Sandpiper
PYL 102 Reed Warbler

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