Quick morning zoom around the reserve with advise from Garry who was his way to the tractor.
Guided walk for rest of the morning with Kate who has a static caravan in Holme-next-the-Sea and is a NWT member. We are both ex-NHS people....
As luck would have it we were able to locate all the species seen earlier in the morning, including the Clouded Yellow in the dunes.
In the afternoon Kelvin sends me round to touch base with NOA warden Sophie. Great chat about the set up of the obs and reserves and was given a 2013 NOA report to gen up with.
Late afternoon Fiona (of Scillies fame) finds the pupa of Small Tortoiseshell in the first hide.
|Greenshank. Adult in summer plumage. Ideal close wader shot example from the Holme hides.|
|Clouded Yellow. Seen again in the dunes late morning. Note chunk missing from near hindwing.|
|Common Scoter. Female on beach performing wing flap and head dip even when standing.|
|Wall. Male as dark band of sent scales on forewing.|
Wall on the wall of the bunker.
|Wall. Female, lacks dark band on forewing.|
|Common Darter. Male on path to hides.|
|Common Blue. Male in dunes area of the white trail.|
|Samll Heath. ID from books back at base.|
|Small Tortoishell chrysalis (pupa) in the first hide.|