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Friday, 30 August 2013

Italian Sparrow!

Well: it had to be done! Linda, Martin & I took a sliced loaf (wholemeal, naturally!) to Northrepps as bait for the much-observed Italian Sparrow. Martin has seen this putative species in Italy and saw nothing in this individual to ring the alarm bells...
Several Buzzards drifted over the nearby turkey farm, causing all kinds of panic!

We moved along to Salthouse and then Kelling Quags, where several insects masqueraded as wasps and large numbers of Migrant & Southern Hawkers posed for the camera - unlike a typically flighty Clouded Yellow, which flew between us at warp factor five! An interesting Wagtail fed distantly between the legs of a cow: its call and general appearance suggested Citrine...

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