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Friday, 12 June 2015

At last: some dragonflies!

An eight mile walk with Brian took in Horsey Mere, Winterton Dunes and Strumpshaw: quite gruelling, but enjoyable, nonetheless...

Horsey produced lots of Marsh Harriers and two groups of Cranes, totalling around nine. We glimpsed a couple of early Southern Hawkers, but nothing posed for the camera!

Winterton was pretty barren: some Small Coppers and a Meadow Brown, as well as the usual dozen Stonechats: what delicious little birds they are!

After tea and a scone, we dropped in at Strumpshaw: finally there were some Odonata on view! Lots of Norfolk Hawkers and Hairy Dragonflies, but only the former perched long enough for photos. We camped at Reception flower garden, but no sign of the recent Humming-bird Hawkmoth: a Twayblade and two Painted Ladies were some consolation!

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