Keeping it local - Dickleburgh Moor, 8 July 2018

After a hot day in Norwich shopping I was keen to nip the huge 3 miles down the road to Dickleburgh Moor this afternoon.
This Otter Trust owned site has huge potential and talking to the site warden Ben it seems there are some big plans for it so watch this space.
Ben was also kind enough to drive us onto the moor in his 4-wheel drive so we could get some lovely close views of the Cattle Egret! The Glossy Ibis wasn't quite so co-operative but we still had some nice scope views and I managed a record shot. Into the bargain there were 2 Green Sandpipers on the flood plus a Turtle Dove flew past. On an earlier attempt to get closer to the Cattle Egret field side flowers near Dickleburgh sewage works yielded 2 Brown Argus, Essex Skipper, Gatekeepers, Green-veined Whites, Small Whites and Large Whites.

All in all a very nice couple of hours out and now it's being managed and water levels being looked after I have a new local patch with a little potential.  It was also a nice social with Dave Russell and the Dereham boys.

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Cattle Egret

Glossy Ibis

Brown Argus


1 comment:

  1. I lived in Dickleburgh as a child and young man until 1962. One of my favorite pastimes was to go walking on the moor which was then covered in reeds and willows and transected by becks. I have lived in Adelaide, South Australia for, most of my and I viewed your article with considerable nostalgia. Stephen Lincoln