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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Back to Lowestoft!

On arrival on Saturday 30th June, during the early evening, Jenny indicated we had an Orchid growing in the central flower bed of the back garden, it had seeded naturally, it was a superb Southern Marsh Orchid. On Sunday 1st July, a trip to Corton new sewage works, revealed 6 Bee Orchids seen beyond the fence and 1 Southern Marsh Orchid, was also seen beyond the fence just right of the main entrance. I couldn't see the hoped for Pyramidal Orchid on the left. In looking for the Pyramidal Orchid, a Fox was disturbed from its den (a flattened piece of grass) and was seen bounding across the entrance road heading east and then leaping over the fence. By the pond, 3 male Black- tailed Skimmers were seen over the water. Later in the afternoon, at Carlton Marshes no Spiders were seen (the cloudy and but 2 Norfolk Hawkers showed well flying over the water, 1 a female oviposted on the water. The other flew around a bush hawking for insects and rested up somewhere on a bush/ tree when it started to rain. Back in the garden, late afternoon, a delightful handful of young Long- tailed Tits perched on the bean poles right in front of the conservatory whilst a Dunnock was busy feeding from an ant nest on the lawn and was quite confiding until the arrival of the camera. It was later seen behind the bench underneath the pergoda.

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