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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The North Coast: finally some butterflies!

Brian, Norman and I spent a pleasant few hours in North Norfolk, taking advantage of the early morning sunshine. First stop was the beach car park at Cley, from where we watched a Barn Owl hunting across the Eye Field. A walk along to the North Hide (screen?) provided distant views of a few Spoonbills on Billy's Wash: we returned later to see three or four slightly better on the North Scrape. There was a really interesting piece of sculpture on the beach: certainly made me look twice...

A move to Kelling Heath failed to turn up any Dartfords, but I found an obliging Woodlark on the path, as well as lots of Silver-studded Blues and a very tatty Brown Argus. Other birds included Skylark, Green Woodpecker and Buzzard.

Final stop was Holt Country Park, where a short walk (before the rain began to fall) provided first photo-ops of the year for Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral.

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