Dickleburgh Moor, 6 September 2021

A peaceful and very pleasant hour down at the moor on Monday evening.

It began with dipping Spotted Flys in Dickleburgh churchyard but the reserve made up for it with 2 Greenshank, Redshank, 5 Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 17 Snipe and 11 Golden Plover that circled in and headed straight off again. Non-waders included 2 Stock Doves, several Yellow Wagtails and a single Little Egret

The Nodding Bur-marigolds that I found there last year have spread and there are now several impressive clumps. They are also of the rare form 'radiata'. Fine-leaved Water Dropwort was also still flowering and there was the strange sight of a Sunflower growing in the middle of the marsh!

                                                                                                            Nodding Bur-marigold, var.radiata
                                                                                                                      Fine-leaved Water Dropwort



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