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!
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.
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.
Juv. Little Ringed Plover Black-tailed Godwit Little Egret