Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A day out with Martin!

An early start and a long day out (8.5 miles walked!) produced some lovely birds and insects, firstly in Suffolk, then closer to home.

At a regular breeding site we found four Stone Curlews - typically distant in the heat haze, but calling constantly and good to watch through binoculars. Overhead, Buzzards, Kestrels and Hobbies patrolled the skies: we missed a female Goshawk by a couple of minutes.

A little further on we enjoyed terrific views of a family of Black-winged Stilts: two adults and four young....

Norwich Business Park's delightful pool-side café was a welcome 'fuel stop' (the lattes were sensational!) before finishing off at Strumpshaw, where we added two Willow Emeralds, Scarce Chaser, Southern Hawker and Ruddy Darter to the usual odonata suspects!



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