Saturday, 2 July 2011

A Relaxing Hobby

Yesterday saw our 2nd & final visit to a badly damaged habitat. Despite this we saw several interesting species, including Marsh Harriers, Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings and whole families of Long-tailed Tits, Whitehtroats & Blue Tits. The m orning session had excellent views of Brown Hawker dragonflies and a Hobby, but neither of these could be rellocated after lunch. A faint Grasshopper Warbler could just be discerned by some class members during the morning visit. The pm session made it down to the river where they saw Black-tailed Godwits, Lesser Black Backed & Herring Gulls. Butterflies were well represented with Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and our first Gatekeeper of the season. Hopefully, this wilderness area won't undergo any further destruction, and the wildlife may return once all the construction work has been completed.

Record shot of Hobby

Record shot of Hobby
Record Shot of Hobby

Brown Hawker (c) 2011 Barry Warrington

Whitethroat (through metal fence)




Long-tailed Tit

Long-tailed Tits





Red Admiral


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