Wall Lizard, Felixstowe, 25 March 2022

The small Wall Lizard colony in Felixstowe has been on my to do list for absolutely ages. Finally Belinda and I decided to make the trip on Friday. 

In a total of 2 hours searching we were lucky enough to find one - just 1 mind you! Luckily it posed for the camera for about a minute before flitting back into a hole in the rocks never to be seen again. Nearby was a Marsham's Nomad Bee which was a new one on me too. A bright spring 'hutchinsoni' Comma also posed for a quick picture.

We spent the rest of the afternoon walking, or rather trudging the track down to Trimley Marshes. It was largely fruitless, except for a fly-by female Orange Tip and loads of Peacocks. The first lagoon held nothing much of note except a couple of pairs of Avocets, 4 Black-tailed Godwits and a variety of common ducks of which a number of Pintail were the best. At Fagbury Point on the way back however I found a female type Black Redstart so all was not in vain!

                                                                                                                                        Wall Lizard
                                                                                                                                'hutchinsoni' Comma
                                                                                                                             Marsham's Nomad Bee

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