Photo Diary 10

August 4th - 16th

Harvestman in the bedroom......

 

A large (leg-span wise) Harvestman was found in the bedroom (4th) and believed to be Opilio canestrinii.

A visit to a private site along Cess Road Martham found a Rhopalidae Bug Corizus hyoscyami, Tree Bumblebee, Southern, Brown and Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters.  An Elm species in the hedgerow, is well worth keeping an eye on next year for White-letter Hairstreak!

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Wildlife Garden coming along                                                                           Gatekeeper                                           Opilio canestrinii                 Corizus hyoscyami

Swift over Martham......

 

Good to see a Swift over Martham (14th) since the last one seen 1st Aug. A Small Tortoiseshell was on the Buddleia along with Red Admiral, Small and Large White and Holly Blue.

Bathroom Cricket......

 

A Long-winged Conehead was found in the Martham bathroom (5th), the first Cricket record here.  A Brown Hawker was hunting low over the garden and a Painted Lady continued to visit the Buddleia.

White birds in North Norfolk......

 

A day out (16th) with Jason Nichols along the North Norfolk coast, comprised mainly of a visit to Cley, but 4 Spoonbills flew over Brancaster Staithe and several Common Terns were seen during a very high tide, where parking was extremely limited!

At Cley, 4 Spoonbills were present as were more ‘white birds’ in the form of 2 Little Egrets.  Singles of Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Dunlin and Turnstone were alongside the many Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and Avocets and 2 juvenile Little Ringed Plovers were also present.

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Juv. Little Ringed Plover                                                             Black-tailed Godwit                                       Little Egret

Greenshank

Spoonbill interactions