Redgrave and Lopham Fen is moreorless halfway between my place in Norwich and my parent's home down in Suffolk. On route for a catch up and mothing session (more of that later) I stopped off for a walk around the home of the rare Fen Raft Spider.
In the wind and the drizzle I saw very little, but the sightings board spoke of good birds including Hobbies, Breeding Barn Owls, Cuckoos and Bearded Tits. I completed the short red walk shown above, but the full walk is close to 7km. Throw in some winter Finches, Thrushes and Owls and I reckon this is definitely an under-watched site with potential. Great variety of habo ranging rom broad leaved woodland, carr woodland, Fen, marsh and meadow.
Good trapping session in Suffolk resulted in the following:
Poplar Hawk 2
Mother of Pearl c10
Riband Wave c10
Clouded Border 2
Back in Norfolk, and Buckenham Marshes this morning was decent. Surely more rare to turn up here before Autumn is over and out. Great Wader haul:
Wood Sandpiper 1
Green Sandpiper 3
Common Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 2 (ad and juv)
Common Snipe 2
Also Hobby and Little Egret of note.
Finally, 2 Common Sandpiper on the patch at the end of last month were a year tick. Ta.