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Sunday, May 18, 2014

18th May

Yesterday I spent another day up in Norfolk, this time meeting up with 2 friends from Northamptonshire. I/we had never known North Norfolk to be so quiet in mid-May. In the end we only just crawled over the 100 species mark by 1. The highlight for me was Turtle Dove and a pair of Spotted Flycatchers. I have heard the sound of a squeeky wheel, their song for years.

Here are a few photos from the day, followed by some shots of the young Herons from the Willow opposite the Bandstand.

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Lapwings seem to having a reasonable breeding season at Cley’s NNT Reserve

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Avocet’s on the other hand have had a disastrous time with most eggs being predated on, hopefully the will lay a repeat clutch.

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This Sedge Warbler was plucking flies out of the air.

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Regent’s Park today

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There were 2 youngsters in the nest when I arrived, the other bird was having what was possibly his first bath.

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His/hers feathers are clearly not greased up enough yet.

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This pair of Moorhens had their moment of passion  interrupted by the arrival of one of scruffy’s  siblings.

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He seems really excited to see him/she

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