Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Lego at Welney

Lego figures made of thousands of bricks were displayed at Welney this month.  The frog used 75,000 bricks.  Meredith dissected owl pellets and found skulls and bones of mice and shrews.  Sadie photographed all the Lego creatures and recorded how many bricks each had used.  We had lunch in the Nelson-Lyle Hide.  The day finished with pond-dipping. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Gamlingay Woods

From top:  Two of the Speckled Wood; one of the incredibly decorated hind underwing of the Red Admiral; a Brimstone and two views of the Great Pied Hoverfly Volucella pellucens.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Pre-Season Rugby

To Volac Park with Chris (bottom pic) but my lens was too long for most purposes.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Frampton Marshes

 It was a cold and wet day on the north side of the Wash, with dull light.  We were fortunate in having several species of wader come close to the Octagon Hide: dunlin (top two); common sandpiper; ringed plover (white supercilious) and little ringed plover (eye ring).

Tuesday, 8 August 2017


A recce of Snettisham beach in preparation for the high tide photos.  From top:
Canada goose; curlew trying to eat crab (it dropped it four times); a juvenile oystercatcher trying to extract lugworm and stretching its wings; a common tern with its catch and a female marsh harrier over a cornfield.

Monday, 7 August 2017


Turtle dove; kestrel with rodent; reeve foraging in the mud; avocets; female shelduck and sandwich tern with fish.  

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Welney Washes

On our way up to Kings Lynn for five days' holiday, we stopped off at Welney, where avocet aggression was still at Level Red, even in international waters.  The hobby was flying low and catching small mammals, which it took into the air to consume.  A snipe foraged far from the madding crowd's strife.