The day dawned bright and more June-like following what was a pretty dismal weekend of weather.
|Female Chaffinch on nest 15/06/15|
A Sparrowhawk took me by surprise by shooting through trees just in front of me, appearing almost as a blur.
2 male Blackcaps sang in the immediate area as well as Chiffchaff. Shortly before leaving I saw a Buzzard carrying prey into nearby woodland, also an indication of breeding success.
Little Cressingham (mid-afternoon)
A very pleasant afternoon with sunny weather and a high of 19 degrees. This afternoon I walked along the Great Cressingham Road north of The Arms to Watton Brook and back.
|Speckled Wood at Little Cressingham, 15/06/15|
The verges here today held Moth species (not identified), Speckled Wood, Red Admiral and Common Blue Butterflies, and Cinnabar moth.
Woodland near Hopton Farm held a wandering party of Blue Tits, including yellow-faced juvenile birds.
Further along the walk I saw a Buzzard, this was then followed by a Hobby emerging from woodland. I watched the Hobby soar and gain altitude, it gained several hundred feet, then, amazingly, the Falcon plummeted almost vertically for a considerable drop, and at tremendous speed before disappearing out of sight behind woodland.
Walking back to my start point I was very impressed by the fantastic display of flowering Dog Rose within the roadside hedgerows...a wonderful sight.