20th September 2020: Blog 2 of 2-RSPB Snettisham
I have had some issued with uploading my blogs on the cottage wi-fi whilst away as I detailed on Twitter on Dans_Pictures last night. I couldn’t get yesterday’s blogs uploaded then, but tonight it seemed to not let me put part 1 of yesterday’s blogs on but part 2 I could upload successfully please find this below. So I think I will run a system now of when I finish photo uploading and that for any blog I can post I will regardless of if its the same night as normal each blog as normal will be dated so they’ll always read in present tense of the date at the top. Then any blogs I cannot get on I shall upload when home to catch up. It seems to be specific photos that are the issue to upload so some I may just have to say no I can’t post until home as most of my high photo yields on the day of the holiday so far will mean I post different photos in the blogs to those tweeted to reduce amount of tweets so I can’t substitute them which is what I did to get Saturday’s out when we travelled up and I took under 20 pictures. So it may lead to the blogs being posted in a random order and if I do part 1 and part 2 due to photo volumes on the days this may not correspond perfectly either.
When we arrived at Snettisham I was delighted to see more Egyptian Geese in big groups of Greylag Geese as well as Canada Geese so Egyptian Goose was a key bird to see today. Snettisham was an RSPB reserve we came to in our summer 2013 Norfolk adventure. I was reminded what a lovely looking reserve it was as we walked round today. The stunning and vast expanses of mudflats and pools shone in the sunshine. I took the first, second, fourth, eighth, ninth and tenth pictures in this photoset of lovely views here today, as well as the third and seventh of berries and bouncing bess flowers a lovely coloured one. It was fantastic to see so many Ringed Plovers wading in this along the front looking into the Wash a famous location and a Dunlin came very close too when scanning which was great to see. I took the fifth and sixth pictures in this photoset of a Ringed Plover today as well as one I tweeted on Sunday.
The abiding memory of Snettisham on a hot and sunny day seven years ago were butterflies with multiple species seen with some, memorably Gatekeeper very close. So today made an interesting visit, I had not really thought in late September I would have a butterfly fest like that but with the recent heatwave I expected to see some. Alongside frequent of late Large White and Specked Wood what we did see today in perfect habitat for it were Wall Browns on the way out to the very coastal bits and then on the way back we saw a few. We got some cracking views of these beautiful butterflies I posted a picture of one on Twitter on Sunday, now on my B list of favourites, seeing some so close. They are such well-marked creatures I did find it so precious seeing these here and it added well to whilst it took longer than recent years to see my first of the year this year a strong year for these butterflies for me again. I also saw some nice flowers today including some sea campion I always seem to see a lot of flowers on a Sunday these days I am not sure if this is because I notice them on the day Twitter’s #WildflowerHour occurs or not. I also saw some great dragonflies today at Snettisham.
The bird that had become the target today at Snettisham was one we didn’t see last year but always look for at this time of year the Little Stint. We scanned the mudflats a lot and did not see one. Until we saw a couple and the gentleman had a bird in his hand - we assumed injured which he confirmed later - we naturally at a safe social distance wanted to ask what he had. He then said it’s a Little Stint. We were chuffed as we saw in his hand a Little Stint, a young one possibly. So we had seen the bird and we ticked it off. A very special one to see. I was very happy to see it, it was great to secure a bird year tick for the trip away when coming to Norfolk we hoped we could get one. I have an interesting year list trend in that Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint I always either see together, a few days between each other or next to each other on my chronologically ordered year lists two birds that are very much about at this time of year. Little Stint today followed last Saturday’s Curlew Sandpipers at Farlington Marshes onto my year list. We also saw a deceased Shelduck on the beach quite a young one sad to see but nice to study this bird I love up close. The person with the stint was trying very hard to find someone who could give it veterinary attention they are kind people and it was heartwarming to see such care for an injured bird. We met some very nice people at a safe distance overall.
Wildlife Sightings Summary: My first Little Stint of the year, one of my favourite birds the Little Egret, one of my favourite dragonflies the Southern Hawker, many Redshanks, Lapwing, Curlew, Oystercatcher, Dunlin, Mallard, Little Grebe, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Egyptian Goose, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Linnet, many Pied Wagtails a star bird in Norfolk so far, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Wall Brown, Large White, Speckled Wood, Common Darter and bees and flies.
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