Friday, 11 August 2017

An Early Autumn Visit to Lakenheath Fen

4th August 2017

The day was mainly overcast with a few sunny spells but the dominating feature today was the strong blustery wind which meant that most of the birds were keeping their heads down. A few dragonflies were braving the blow but frequently took refuge in a sheltered spot to get their breath back, like this female Migrant Hawker...........




............................and this immature male Southern Hawker...............




A few butterflies were also brave enough to be on the wing including this stunning Painted Lady.


The Bearded Tits were keeping low in the reeds and Marsh Harrier numbers were well down, with just this lone male in primary wing moult flying past the Joist Fen viewpoint.


But the star of the show today was this cute juvenile Stonechat which kept us amused along the river wall. That'll do nicely!!




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