Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Still nothing new for the year in the moth trap this month. Had an outing to Dunge today where there was a strong easterly wind blowing for most of the day. There were 2 Black-necked Grebes from the Hanson Hide again and a very tame Grey Heron on the Willow Trail boardwalk. Returning from that hide we found a Great Green Bush-cricket in the middle of the path. I wanted to get a good picture of this species so this was a good find. Round towards the screen hide a Turtle Dove sat posing for a long while on a wire there. This was the first one I have actually seen this year. Unfortunately when I examined the photographs this evening I notice there is blood on the wing. Could it have been shot en route to Dunge? The Glossy Ibis was seen from the screen hide. After lunch we saw 1 Arctic Skua from the fishing boats before before having coffee on the reserve. A Great White Egret was seen from the visitor centre and a pair of mating Clouded Yellow Butterflies were photographed en route to Hooker's pit, where there was another Great White Egret  and a Common Buzzard was seen from the ramp. Again, not a bad day.

 Grey Heron

 Great Green Bush-cricket

 Turtle Dove

 Clouded Yellows

1 comment:

  1. Some nice shots from your day at Dunge Pete. Have not seen Turtle Dove this year.