Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Mayday Farm - Thetford Forest

We heard the wonderful sound and got good views of a few Nightjars late in the fading light (I got nothing more than a record shot as it was too dark to get a good photo of the bird in flight) and got this photo of a Glow Worm in complete darkness during the walk back.

NWT Weeting Heath

We saw the Stone Curlews, as well as a distant Barn Owl

Stone Curlew

RSPB Lakenheath

These four photos were taken at RSPB Lakenheath. We saw Cuckoo, Marsh Harrier, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat, Reed Warbler (many), Bearded Tit, Curlew and Oystercatcher. We also saw a few butterflies including Green-Veined White and Meadow Brown.

Reed Bunting


Black-tailed Skimmer

Scarce Chaser

Monday, 20 June 2011

Baby Bullfinch

One of at least seven Juvenile Bullfinches seen from our house this morning, along with the adult male and female.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Oughtonhead Common

We walked from Bedford Road (near Ickleford) to Hitchin Road (near Pirton) this afternoon and found a great number of butterflies and a new species of bird for our year list. We saw three new species of butterfly - Ringlet, Meadow Brown and Marbled White and heard a Quail calling from the crops.

Ringlet Butterfly

Grey Wagtail in Hitchin

This photo is of a Grey Wagtail on the stream between Portmill Road and Hermitage Road in Hitchin. It was only the second time I had seen the bird this year.