Sunday, August 07, 2011

Alkborough Flats.......

Flesh Fly.

Harlequin Ladybird with pupal case.

Adult Harlequin Ladybird.

Syrphus vitripennis.
A visit to this superb site to see what birds and wildlife were about and to lead a walk for North Linc's council,provided me with some nice sightings over the ten hours on site.Bird sighting highlights were provided by 5 Spoonbill,doing what Spoonbill's do best,sleeping,in the breach area at the northern end of the site along with at least 7 Little Egret and 4 Grey Heron.Other avian highlights included a small flock of 6 Juvvie Bearded Tit,which gave nice views as they searched for insects in the blustery wind and singles of Green Sandpiper,Greenshank,Little-ringed Plover and Turnstone were also noted.3 Ruddy Shelduck of suspect origin were also seen feeding on the mud flats with the resident Shelducks.Insect highlights were provided by a couple of Brown Argus and at least 10 Harlequin Ladybird.Mammal sightings included at least 12 Brown Hare and 2 Roe Deer,the latter watched dozing in the morning sun.A great few hours again.

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