Thursday, 7 July 2011

Weeting Heath and Wicken Fen

On the hotest day of the year (32 C) was heading home to had a morning at Weeting Heath to see a new bird for me the Stone Curlew lucky as it was early a single bird was showing quite well from the west hide with lows of crows,jackdaws, Magpies and a lone kestrel keeping him company. Also do the forest walk though on a hot day less was in the forest that i hoped!! but still saw quite a few farmland birds with Yellowhammer, Linnets and Meadow pipits and one young Chiff-chaff, one very fast Lizard and plenty of butterflies with the highlight a drifting White Admiral.

Stone Curlew
Next headed to wicken fen sadly the Dragonfly centre was closed due to it beeing a weekend but had a lovely walk round with sighting of a Grass snake sqimming around the wide while watching the bullfinch on the feeder. Lots of Damselflies and Dragonflies around with Variable Damselfly, Azure damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselflies, Four spotted Chaser, Keeled Skimmers, Black-tailed Skimmer, and a Emperer Dragonfly Laying eggs. In the reeds lots of birds feeding young with Reed Buntings, Blackcaps and Reed and Sege Warblers all seen but surprsing not Marsh harriers maybe i been too used to seeing them in Norfolk!!

Reed Bunting mother with food

Emperer Dragonfly Laying eggs

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