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Wednesday, 13 July 2022

More wildlife from our Honey Buzzard picnic!

The raptors were by no means the only items of interest we came across on our visit to North West Norfolk. At the watchpoint there were loads of Yellowhammers, Whitethroats and Linnets, as well as a confiding Purple Hairstreak.

Leaving Swanton Novers after our picnic, we drove the short distance to Peter's birthplace, where a walk around the village gave us close views of a Spotted Flycatcher, as well as some huge farm eggs and a box of Redcurrants!

Since Holt Country Park was on the way home, we called in to look for more butterflies (and a delicious Ronaldo's ice cream!). There were literally scores of Silver-washed Fritillaries, as well as more Commas than we'd seen in one spot: only a single White Admiral, though. 

Finally, we stopped by the river at Coltishall to finish our picnic (and the Winbirri!) A young Grass Snake swimming in the Bure was fascinating to watch, and attracted a lot of attention.

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