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Monday, 22 August 2016

Red Kite and Clouded Yellows

On Saturday August 20th a visit to Sudbury with Jenny saw us spotting a Red Kite again flying very close and high over and to Kentwell Hall near Bury St. Edmunds at around midday. On Sunday 21st August, a visit to Riverside near asda revealed not a lot. However checking the disused area by the new Waveney District Council HQ was more productive. A Wheatear flew right with the distinctive white rump showing. The people from BOB Education, really nice to meet them and they alerted me to not only 2 Painted Ladies but first a female Clouded Yellow and then a second Clouded Yellow a male. Both were reasonably showy. They were often flying a small way before perched on a frond of foliage. After a few false starts the male showed well and I was able to get my best ever shots of this species.

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