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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Home comforts & patchwork

On Wednesday 13th May, 2 Stock Dove flew past the garden NE at 7.35pm also I saw the Orchids in the orchid meadow. On Friday 15th May returning home after work, 12 House Martins were flying over the Pastures, we are still awaiting the long overdue return of our resident nesting birds. In the local Orchid meadow, 105 Green winged Orchids seen plus 2 Common Twayblades. On Saturday a Cuckoo was calling west from the garden from the direction of Parkhill Hotel Grounds., 4.30-4.55pm and at 5.55pm Also I noticed not 2 but 3 plants of Southern Marsh Orchids in the middle flower bed of the garden. On Sunday 17th May, a visit to to Oulton Marshes I finally saw Garganey at Oulton Marshes, a male Garganey bird sat and was initially awake and then went to sleep on the island in front of the platform. At least 2 Cuckoos heard, 1 heard from Platform marsh and 1 Cuckoo was seen briefly flying low over the fields by the north river too.


hamstermoon said...

Where is your 'local' orchid meadow? I know of some places to see orchids in Lowestoft but there didn't seem to be any flowering the last time I was there.

Peter Ransome said...

If you check the Suffolk Wildlife Trust site it will give you the precise details. Only flowering ones at the moment are GW Orchid, Common Twayblade & maybe late flowering Early Purple Orchids, although I haven't found any of the latter this year at Lowestoft at all.