Dickleburgh Moor, 21 August 2020

An early morning visit to Dickleburgh Moor in blustery conditions.

On arrival Swifts were in evidence again with maximum count of 8 seen. There are still plenty of House Martins and Swallows while Yellow Wagtail numbers seem to have dropped with just 3 being seen. Due to disturbance at the back of the reserve the waders were closer today - 9 Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 1 Redshank, 1 Ruff, 4 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Green Sandpipiers and a count of 169 Lapwing. A pair of Gadwall was nice (and scarce here) and 4 Egyptian Geese have taken up residence. The Goldfinch 'charm' are still feeding on the thistles and numbers c18. As I was leaving a Hobby dashed low over the carpark and headed along the western edge of the reserve much to the consternation of the local Swallows!

This afternoon a local walk around Pulham Market gave me a surprise couple of new plants - Canadian Goldenrod and Black Nightshade whilst a Red Underwing moth graced the garage wall.

Canadian Goldenrod

Black Nightshade


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