Sunday, July 31, 2011

Crowle And Thorne Moors NNR......

Female Common Lizard.

Tree-damsel Bug.
A visit today to this superb site saw us seeing a varied array of insects and birds while on site.Bird highlights consisted of 3 1st summer Hobby hawking dragonfly's over the peaty pools on the vast Thorne Moors,with a distant Marsh Harrier also seen here.Other birds seen,included 11 Siskin,Green and Great-spotted Woodpecker's and several juvenile Willow Warbler.Insects were obviously well represented,with 10 species of butterfly being seen,with the highlight being 2 Holly Blue and a couple of late Large Skipper,with good numbers of Peacock being seen also.Animal highlights included a male Adder and a Grass Snake,swimming in one of the drainage dykes and several Common Lizard,like the female above.Another great visit to this brilliant site with some nice company.

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