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.
Lapwings seem to having a reasonable breeding season at Cley’s NNT Reserve
Avocet’s on the other hand have had a disastrous time with most eggs being predated on, hopefully the will lay a repeat clutch.
This Sedge Warbler was plucking flies out of the air.
Regent’s Park today
There were 2 youngsters in the nest when I arrived, the other bird was having what was possibly his first bath.
His/hers feathers are clearly not greased up enough yet.
This pair of Moorhens had their moment of passion interrupted by the arrival of one of scruffy’s siblings.
He seems really excited to see him/she