|Pacific Golden Plover -no.264|
My next lifer was a trip to Theberton\leiston , Suffolk on the 9th July to see the Bee-eaters that had been seen the last few days. A cracking clear sunny evening was enough to persuade me to get in the Kangoo van after 7pm and head south . On route I picked up James Emerson & we were able to catch up on local patch sightings , if any on the way.We arrived and saw a crowd of people , a few friendly know faces, one of who was Ben Moysies. Ben had kept me up to date that afternoon/evening as to there where abouts and pleased to show me a cracker of a picture he had taken of a Bee-eater moments earlier on arrival- superb! As we for set up the birds took to flight , all 10 of them and then took to the trees opposite us to roost. Great to see em flying around over the Suffolk landscape. They slowly dropped in and then a matter of picking them out with the bins/ scope. After a bit I managed to pick out a pair of Bee-eaters huddled up , cheek2cheek. Rather cute I must admit.
|a pair of Bee-eaters -no.265|
Now to work where I've seen some moths sightings. Some cracking ones pictured here from 14th July at Wymondom . Leopard moth and white satin (thanks to James Emerson& Chris small for help ID)
Also a meal moth here
And on the 16th July at work this beauty , white Ermine .
|White Ermine Moth|
Now to the recent patch visit - 2xOystercatchers,1x common Tern ,7x Lapwing,1x Kestrel & 2 x cracking Bullfinches (male & female) .
Also of note were the Butterflies on show: Small skippers(3 at least ) ,a few Small Copper along with some Meadow brown & Ringlets .
|Common Field Grasshopper|