Saturday, 2 June 2012

Bunting everywhere...

Reed Bunting, that is - I counted about 18 singing males around Swineham and Bestwall RSPB this morning, and about 30 singing Reed Warbler at the same time - not surprising given the extent of the reedbeds in the area.

Reed Bunting

Reed Warbler

Some early sunshine brought my first Small Tortoiseshell and Wall butterflies of the year, but this eventually gave way to muggy conditions, light rain and a migraine that made be glad I hadn't gone to Yorkshire for the Roller. I'm sure there'll be another.

Small Tortoiseshell


More surprising though was seeing the Short-eared Owl which I saw here last month - still present at the start of June, unusually for this part of the world.

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