Thursday, 25 March 2021

20210325 Large Tortoiseshell, Common Lizard, Dartford Warbler & Red Fox N Norfolk Heaths

 


20210325 Large Tortoiseshell
Found on the 22nd by two pseudo-notables when status was discussed...
Was surprised to find a twitch developing on the 25th..??

20210325 Large Tortoiseshell
Note uniform inner hindwings, Smalls are dark brown at the base.
Was noticeably larger than Small Tort but not over overwhelmingly so.

20210326 Common Lizard

20180713 Small Tortoiseshell
Bright individual in July, Bayfield Estate.

20210329 Small Tortoiseshell
Blakeney Downs
Whiter forewing strips on this individual and weaker blue tabs.
Do they fade during winter hibernation? Compare with fresh July individual above.

20210330 Red Fox
At 1200mm tail gets clipped...


20210330 Red Fox
The ultimate portrait

20100328 Woodlark
Good numbers on the heaths this spring.
Association with grazing mammals shown here.


20210407 Dartford Warbler
Top tail shot, well shaped.

20210407 Dartford Warbler
Male in song. Male Stonechat singing from the same gorse bush.

20210407 Dartford Warbler

20201222 Dartford Warbler 
RFP's Little Friend overwintering on Blakeney Spit. See CBC Winter Newsletter, 
excellent tale.
1st autumn bird with browner upperparts. 
Where has it gone to breed...?


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