Friday, 30 July 2010

A last look...

Last chance to see the common terns before they go! Some may have gone already and all are now proficient in flight with only the odd black headed gull left.

The weekend saw green sandpiper, common sandpiper and the juvenille garaganey still about on Watton Nature Reserve. On Saturday morning we managed to spot a small group of dunlin with the RSPB wildlife Explorer group.

The highlight for many though was this hummingbird hawkmoth feeding in the car park: photo below but not quite frozen it:

Perhaps more interesting is this video I grabbed (slowed down just slightly to show the fine creature at its best)

Of the many Dragonflies about this Southern Hawker had come to a sticky end for reasons unknown in the car park - but at least it gives an interesting chance for a close up:

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