Sunday 21st July 2013

   After yesterday in Northamptonshire, we spent the night in Norfolk and today at Titchwell RSPB, mainly. This used to be my favourite reserve, but even before the changes, it has gone down hill. It still attracts some good birds, but somehow always just lacks something it had before….
   There were plenty of waders, which included some Ruff, which were almost in summer plumage still. A couple of Spoonbills and a few Little Gulls were the best of the birds.

Spoonbill (Juvenile)
Ruff (Male)
Little Gull (1st Summers)
    We drove down through North Creake, just to see if there were any Montagus Harriers about. I had heard they had been around, but had been predated. It was still dull and windy as yesterday, so not really expecting much. While waiting, and despite the weather, there were some Moths and Butterflies around. Six-spot Burnet & Essex Skipper were both in one field.

Six-spot Burnet
Essex Skipper

Essex Skipper

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