Saturday, July 12, 2008


After a prolonged period of heavy showers today (including my first ever sighting of a funnel-cloud over the Cromer-Holt Ridge) late afternoon brightened up a little so an evening visit to Felbrigg was in order. Mallard and Mute Swan the most prominent birds on the lake but a hoped for Green Sandpiper was new for the year. Most interesting was the sight of a female Mandarin taking flight from some long grass with two well grown youngsters, nearly, but not quite, following her off in the distance. I left well alone and retreated from the area. A Grey Wagtail is still present along with two Barn Owls. Back at home and the Strip of Doom is full of Ringlet and Meadow Brown butterflies, a Large Skipper was seen well.

Funnel Cloud remnent. The dark line out of the bottom of the dark cloud was initially twice as long. When these touch the ground they form 'twisters!

Large Skipper

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