Tuesday, 24 July 2018

At last: valesina Silver-washed Fritillary and plenty more too!

Linda's son Simon is a keen general photographer: he makes a nice additional income from dance and social imaging. Simon also enjoys wildlife photography, which may possibly have its roots in the year I was his class teacher at Acle Primary and the many times Linda and I dragged him and his sister out on birding trips! I wonder if he remembers seeing a Lesser Scaup when he was about 11?

Anyhow: today we enjoyed a trip out to the North Coast, starting at Titchwell and working eastwards.The bird of the day was the Spoonbill: we saw dozens all along the coast! Lots of decent waders, too, including two Curlew Sandpipers and a distant Stint sp. at Titchwell, and Snipe and Green Sandpiper at Cley. Lots of fluffy juvenile Little Egrets at Cley: always fun to watch.

Highlights of the day for me - courtesy of bug maestro John Furze -  were my first valesina Silver-washed Fritillaries at Holt Country Park: one was a bit tatty, but still fabulous to connect with! But what's going on with this Totem Pole at the Country Park???

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