High Eske and Tophill Low NRs

26 Jul

23/7/15 Went to High Eske NR on Thursday afternoon. Water level again low but Lapwing were the only waders on site though had an unseen Greenshank calling several times.

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Comma-High Eske NR

26/7/15 Went to Tophill Low NR with RL and ML on Sunday morning. Common Sandpiper on North Lagoon but no sign of any Little Egrets.DSCN8383

Common Sandpiper-N.Lagoon-Tophill Low NR

Most of the breeding Common Terns and Black-headed Gulls on South Marsh East have now left. Also no sign of any Little Ringed Plovers.

Leaving South Marsh East hide had an Emerald Damselfly. My first for a while and possibly a new species for ML.

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Emerald Damselfly-Tophill Low NR

Had my first Lesser Yellow Underwing moth of 2015 in L-shaped Hide.

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Lesser Yellow Underwing-Tophill Low NR

Three Little Egrets were on Watton NR. Also a distant Green Sandpiper before flying off towards Watton Carrs.

Several Shaded Broad-bar moths in South Scrub.

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Shaded Broad-bar-South Scrub-Tophill Low NR.

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Southern Hawker-Tophill Low NR.

Rain started early afternoon so canceled our sea watch and went to Hornsea Mere instead. Again several Common Terns as well as two Little Gulls.

Common Tern Hornsea Mere 260715a RL

Common Tern-Hornsea Mere-RL

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