Sedge and reed warblers were both in good voice all over the reserve with several showing well, but even close the light was poor.
|common tern returning to nest with fish|
|female azure damselfly|
Checking a nettle patch close to the path I encountered this drinker moth caterpillar. This is standard food for the cuckoos.
|from Lakenheath or Mildenhall USAF BASE|
This shot was taken but really, too poor for publication, just to show the unpleasant conditions.
All in all a worthwhile few hours with the following year listers;
hobby, common crane, turtle dove, stone curlew and woodlark, taking my year list to 157 species. Some way off last year's total at this point but, hopefully, Norfolk next Friday should extend the list considerably.