Wednesday, 5 October 2011

October 5th 2011

After the turmoil of monday night when my neighbour collapsed I needed today.

A pleasant morning watching the adult Sandhill Crane and Willow Emerald Damselfly on Boyton Marshes, Suffolk in the autumn sunshine with Colin and Dave. The crane was distant when we first arrived feeding in a stubble field but came closer allowing good scope views but to far for the photographers in attendance. The damselfly which is probably just as rare as the crane was hunting the pond adjacent to the track we were on and was just as popular with the crowds.
Both immature Peregrine and Marlin were seen hunting over the adjacent marsh flushing hundreds of ducks and, waders with both seen later perched briefly on the ground with prey.
Other sightings included 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, Black-tailed Godwit, 200+ Golden Plover and 2 Goldcrest while the damselfly shared its residence with Southern Hawker, Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Migrant Hawker and Common Blue Damselfly.

Bumbling Bears are on Scillies at the moment and are doing very well with seeing and photographing the goodies that are present so check there link out – if you did know what a Waterthrush looked like – you will.


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