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Cley

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Water Vole ( Arvicola amphibius )

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Snettisham Beach

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BristlyOxTongue250817-1

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BristlyOxTongue250817-3

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Bristly Oxtongue ( Picris echioides )

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Horned Poppy ( Glaucium flavum )

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Spurge250817-3

Sea Spurge ( Euphorbia paralias )

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Sticky Groundsel ( Senecio viscosus )

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Redshank ( Tringa totanus )

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Knot ( Calidris canutus )

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Oystercatcher ( Haematopus ostralegus )

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Knot & Bar Tailed Godwit

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Common Sandpiper ( Actitis hypleucos )

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Little Egret ( Egretta garzetta )

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Oystercatcher

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Knot

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Oystercatcher

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Still feeding each other

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Common Tern ( Sterna hirundo )

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Ringed Plover ( Charadrius hiatacula )


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Dunlin ( Calidris alpina ) & Sanderling ( Calidris alba )

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Sanderling

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Sanderling

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Sanderling & Dunlin

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Upton Fen

BogHoverfly230817-1

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Common Bog Hoverfly ( Sericomyia silentis )

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Brimstone ( Gonepteryx rahmni )

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Devil'sBitScabious230817-5

Devil'sBitScabious230817-3

Devil'sBitScabious230817-4

Devil's Bit Scabious ( Succisa pratensis )

Eristalsispertinax230817-1

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Eristalsis nemorum

Eristalis is nemorum (small discreet wing stigma, no wing cloud, hind leg isn't swollen (as in tenax) and front tarsi not yellow (as in pertinax).

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Eristalsis horticola

Dark wing mark that extends from the wing edge towards the body.

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Grass of Parnassus ( Parnassia palustris )

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Honeysuckle ( Lonicera periclymenum )

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Long Hoverfly - female ( Spaerophora sp? )

Thanks again to James Emerson @NorwichBirder for help in identification of the above insects.

MarshSowthistle230817-1

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Marsh Sowthistle ( Sonchus palustris )

StJohn'sWort230817-1

Square Stalked St John's Wort ( Hypericum tetrapterum )

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Bee230817-3

White Tailed Bumble Bee ( Bombus lucorum )


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Ruddy Darter - Male ( Sympetrum sanguineum )

Thanks to James

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One wonderful spider.



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Cley

Dunlin230817-1

Dunlin230817-2

Ringed Plover ( Charadrius hiatacula )& Dunlin ( Calidris alpina )

Ruff230817-1

Ruff ( Philomachus pugnax)

and

Yellow Legged Gull
5 Spoonbills
2 Green Sandpiper
Greenshank
Marsh Harrier
Mediterranean Gull

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Cley

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Wave Studies - Cley Beach

An adult Yellow Legged Gull and 3 Green Sandpipers

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West Beckham

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On the road to West Beckham

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Cley

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Avocet210817-1

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Juvenile Avocet ( Avocet recurvirostra )

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Dunlin ( Calidris alpina )

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Ruff210817-2

Juvenile Ruff ( Philomachus pugnax )

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Shellduck210817-2

Young Shelduck ( Tadorna tadorna )

Coot210817-1

Coot210817-2

Coot ( Fulica atra )

Hobby210817-1

Hobby ( Falco subbuteo )

BlueTit210817-1

Blue Tit ( Cyanistes caerulius )

CornSowthistle210817-1

CornSowthistle210817-2

C0rn Sowthistle ( Sonchus arvensis )

Umbel210817-1

Umbel210817-2

Umbel210817-3

Umbel210817-4

Wild Celery ( Apium graveolens )

HempAgrimony210817-1

HempAgrimony210817-2

Hemp Agrimony ( Eupatorium cannabinum )

Gypsywort210817-1

Gypsywort ( Licopus europaeus )

and
an
Adult Yellow Legged Gull very early on.

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Cley

Redshank160817-1

Redshank160817-2

Juvenile Redshank ( Tringa totanus )

Greenshank160817-2

Greenshank ( Tringa nebularia )

BlackTailedGodwit160817-1

BlackTailedGodwit160817-3

Black Tailed Godwit ( Limosa limosa )

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Lapwing160817-1

Lapwing160817-2

Lapwing160817-3

Lapwing160817-4

Lapwing ( Vanellus vanellus )

and
a
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin
Knot

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Gresham

Marigold160817-1

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Corn Marigold ( Glabionis segetum )

Fool'sParsley160817-1

Fool'sParsley160817-2

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Fool's Parsley ( Aethusa cynapium)

Goat'sBeard160817-1

Goat's beard ( Tragopogon pratensis )

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Goldfinches ( Carduelis carduelis ) in various stages of bedraggled moult

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House Martin ( Delichon urbicum ) on the wires with Swallows this morning.

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Cornfield Knotgrass ( Polygonum rurivagum )

HairyTare160817-1

HairyTare160817-3

Hairy Tare ( Vicia hirsuta )

FieldPansy160817-1

Field Pansy ( Viola arvensis )

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Southrepps Common

Bluebottle150817-1

Bluebottle ( Lucilla sp )

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( Tachinid sp ) In the region of Epicampocera succincta )

Eyebrigtht150817-1

Eyebright (Euphrasia sp )

GrassOfParnassus150817-2

Grass of Parnassus ( Parnassia palustris )

HoverflyVInanis150817-1

HoverflyVInanis150817-2

HoverflyVInanis150817-3

Hoverfly ( Volucella inanis )

Thanks again to James Emerson @NorwichBirder for help in identification of the above insects.

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Marsh Thistle ( Cirsium palustre )

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WildAngelica150817-2

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WildAngelica150817-7

WildAngelica150817-8

WildAngelica150817-9

Wild Angelica ( Angelica sylvestris )

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Salthouse

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SeaAster150817-1

SeaAster150817-3

SeaAster150817-4

Sea Aster ( Aster trillium )

CommonDarter150817-1

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CommonDarter150817-5

Common Darter ( Sympetrum striolatum )

and
a
Glossy Ibis

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Sea Beet ( Beta vulgaris ) flowers.



SpurLeavedOrache160817-1

Spur Leaved Orache ( Atriplex prostrata )

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Salthouse

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Sowthistle140817-1

Corn Sowthistle ( Sonchus arvensis )

Fennel140817-1

Fennel140817-2

Fennel140817-3

Fennel140817-4

Fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare )

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SeaClubRush140817-3

Sea Club Rush ( Bolboschoenus maritimus )

SeaAster140817-1

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Sea Aster ( Aster tripolium )

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Red Clover ( Trifolium pratense )

and
a
Green Sandpiper

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West Beckham

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BlackBindweed140817-2

Black Bindweed ( Fallopia convolvulus )

CommonOrache140817-1

CommonOrache140817-2

Common Orache ( Atriplex patula )

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Cornfield Knotgrass ( Polyganum rurivagum )

Dock140817-1

Broad Leaved Dock ( Rumex obtusifolius )

Hogweed140817-1

Hogweed ( Heracleum sphondylium )

Mayweed140817-1

Scentless Mayweed ( Tripleurospermum inodorum )

PalePersicaria140817-2

Pale Persicaria ( Persicaria lapathifolia )

RedClover140817-1

RedClover140817-2

Red Clover ( Trifolium pratense )

Redleg140817-1

Redleg ( Persicaria maculosa )

SoftBrome140817-1

Soft Brome ( Bromus hordeaceus )

Wormwood140817-1

Mugwort ( Artemesia vulgaris )

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Santon Downham

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Poplars at Santon Downham

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Black Bindweed ( Fallopia convolvulus )

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Thetford

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Mullein ( Verbascum thapsus ) on the roadside near Thetford.


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Unopened flowers have a blue purple tinge

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Sickle Medic ( Medicago sativa ) on a roundabout in Thetford

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Southrepps Common

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Pantaloon Bee ( Dasypoda hirtipes )

The amount of pollen masks the large tawny pollen hairs on the hind leg.

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Patchwork Leaf-cutter bee ( Megachile centuncularis )

The only medium sized bee to have pollen collecting hairs under the body.

Thanks for help with identification and information from James Emerson @Norwichbirder


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Grass of Parnassus ( Parnassia palustris )

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Upright Hedge Parsley ( Torilis japonica )

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Hoverfly050817-3

Hoverfly050817-6

Hoverfly050817-8

Common Fleabane ( Pulicaria dysenterica ) & Hoverfly ( Spaerophoria sp )

Landscape050817-1

WildAngelica050817-1

WildAngelica050817-2

Wild Angelica ( Angelica sylvestris )

Meadowsweet050817-1

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Meadowsweet050817-5

Meadowsweet ( Filipendula ulmaria )

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Cley

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Mixed Flock of Avocet (Avocetta recurvirostra ) & Black Tailed Godwits ( Limosa limosa )

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Avocet ( Avocetta recurvirostra ) aerobatics

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Ruff ( Calidris pugnax ) & Black Tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa )

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Black Tailed Godwit ( Limosa limosa )

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Caspian Gull - Adult

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Caspian Gull - Juvenile ( Larus cachinnans )


Avocets at Cley 03/08/17 from Mike Ball on Vimeo.

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Hanworth

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Wren ( Troglodytes troglodytes )

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Titchwell

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And the sun came out after a very grey early morning.

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Scything the mud.

Avocet ( Avocetta recurvirostra )

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Black Tailed Godwit ( Limosa limosa )

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Ruff (

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Growing up is hard to do.

Mum! Where's my food??

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Come on mum.
Get it yourself.

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And the temper tantrum ensued.

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Black Headed Gull ( Larus ridibundus )

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Common Tern ( Sterna hirundo )

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Ringed Plover ( Charadrius hiaticula )

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Walking down the beach towards Thornham a creek stops one going all the way.
But following the edge of the creek as it turns back towards Titchwell; this wonderful sight appeared in front of me.
Immediately they began to scamper back towards the water.
Thankfully, all it took was to stop and kneel down.
Still visible to them as you can see from the photograph above but enough for them to hold fast.
Gradually they calmed, realising I was going to go any further towards them.
Well, only a little after about fifteen minutes of stillness so I could get clearer pictures.

They continued in their sunbathing and gradually made their way back up the bank to lie on the vegetation.

One or two kept a watchful eye
but sunbathing was the order of day.
Except for one younger one who preferred to splash about in the shallows.

Managed to retire after about an hour without further disturbance.

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After about an hour, retired to leave them to their day.

Common Seal ( Phoca vitulina )

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Insignificant little plant on the side of the track, but so beautiful.

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Hedge Parsley ( Torilis arvensis )

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The vertebrae of a dead ?


Avocet280717-10 from Mike Ball on Vimeo.


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Holkham Pines

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Common Darter ( Sympetrum striolatum )

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Mating Kite-tailed Robberfly ( Machimus atricapillus )

Thanks to James Emerson @Norwichbirder for help with identification.

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Carline Thistle ( Carlina vulgaris )

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Spear Thistle ( Cirsium vulgare )

Dark Green Fritillary
but

couldn't find the
Creeping Lady's Tresses

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