Thursday, 29 August 2013

Norfolk Trip Part 1

This holiday is going to be split in to parts, one of the first 3 days, and then of the last 2 days.

Sunday afternoon, we didn't really see much, or take any pics. We just went to Waxham, Horsey and Sea Palling beaches. We didn't see much in the way of birds, but at Horsey I had my first Wall Brown butterfly of the year in the dunes. We didn't have a camera though... typical. We saw a delightful seal family offshore too, with a pup, which was very cute. Waxham didn't produce much but a big Tern colony on the rocks, including Common and Sandwich mainly, but to far away to id further. Sea Palling didn't produce anything apart from tourists and locals on the beach having a great time.

Monday we visited Cley, Salthouse and Holkham. More Wall Browns at Holkham, not much at Cley apart from a few Ruff and a Little Gull. On the beach at Salthouse was Cormorants, and a couple of Dunlin heading towards Cley. We got a Brimstone at the Caravan Site though.

Butterflies From Before Holiday - Landguard, Bradfield Woods and my Grandparents.

Bradfield Woods:


Meadow Brown

Purple Hairstreaks


Silver Y

Silver-washed Fritillary

White Admiral


Their Buddlea

Large White and Small Tortoishell

Awesome Painted Lady


Clouded Yellows

Common Blue

Starling with a Ring

Went to Landguard on Tuesday afternoon to try and see the Wryneck, spent a couple hours searching around the area it had been seen but had no luck. Saw Black Redstart, Whinchat and several Wheatear though.


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