Wednesday, 14 August 2013


A bit of a late posting. Last week-end Paul and myself paid a visit to Buckenham Marshes, Strumpshaw Fen and Breydon Water. No year ticks but a pleasant enough day all the same.

At Buckenham Marshes; Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Redshank, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Snipe, Oystercatcher, Egyptian Goose.

Strumshaw Fen; Marsh Tit, Marsh Harrier, Common Tern, Ruff (c40).
Quite a few butterflies on the wing including hundreds of Peacock, also; Red Admiral, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Large and Small White, Common Blue, Holly Blue.
Dragonflies were largely unidentified but included Banded Demoiselle.

A decent selection of waders at Breydon Water; Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Avocet, Curlew, Whimbrel, Dunlin, Knot, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Lapwing.

Paul's pics below including some un-indentified dragonflies. Now identified by Samuel P. Thanks Samuel.
Swallow-Buckenham Marshes-Paul Frost

Common Darter (female)-Strumpshaw Fen-Paul Frost

Ruff-Strumpshaw Fen-Paul Frost

Southern Hawker (female)-Strumpshaw Fen-Paul Frost

Black-tailed Skimmer (male)-Strumpshaw Fen-Paul Frost

Peacock-Strumpshaw Fen-Paul Frost

Banded Demoiselle-Strumshaw Fen-Paul Frost

Common Blue-Strumpshaw Fen-Paul Frost

Holly Blue-Strumshaw Fen-Paul Frost

Speckled Wood-Strumpshaw Fen-Paul Frost

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sh4rpy,

    1st unIDed dragonfly is a Common Darter (female), 2nd a Southern Hawker (female) and lastly a Black-tailed Skimmer (male). If you have any more unIDed dragonflies/moths just let me know,