North Warren/Thorpeness area, 14 May 2017

Essentially a long 8 mile Sunday walk with my bins but a few things of note were seen en-route. Birdwise the highlights were 8 Hobby over the fen at North Warren, 9 species of common warblers, the 4 species pairs - Willow/Chiffchaff, Blackcap/Garden Warbler, Reed/Sedge Warbler and Common/Lesser Whitethroat with Cetti's Warbler thrown in for good measure. Interestingly a single Cetti's Warbler was singing in completely dry heathland habitat near the old campsite north of Thorpeness.  2 Cuckoos were seen - at North Warren and Aldingham Walks.

It was nice to see my first Green Hairstreak and Small Copper of the year at North Warren with Brimstone, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Small White and Large White also seen.

A couple of Hairy Dragonflies and a female Broad-bodied Chaser were also at North Warren fen and both Sea Kale and Tree Lupin were on the beach just north of Thorpeness, the former in profusion.

Sea Kale

Tree Lupin

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