Local bit and bobs, 10 May 2013

A quick check at Weybread GPs predictably added Swift to my Patchwork Challenge list with good numbers over the main pit. Less expected were a pair of Reed Warblers in rank vegetation along the path and a scan over the water revealed A pair of feral Barnacle Geese with 3 goslings! A pair of Common Terns hawked over the water whilst the 2 pairs of Oystercatcher were very active and noisy as usual. There now appears to be a Lesser Black-backed Gull nest on the island too. Along the lanes 2 pairs of Linnets were also additions to the list which now stands at 84 species.

After that I called in at my nearby orchid site and having never been quite this early in the year was pleasantly surprised to see a really good display of Green-winged Orchids.

Green-winged Orchid, undisclosed site, Suffolk

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