Friday, 21 August 2009

Birdfair 2009

I am sure most of you will be aware that the Birdfair at Rutland Water began today and runs until this Sunday (23rd). In 2006 and 2007 the funds went to "Saving the World's Critically Endangered Birds", the Birdwatching Fair is going to continue with that this year, to read more about the projects click on this link:, for general Birdfair information click on the picture below.

Norfolk ladybird invasion

About a month back I went to North Norfolk for a weeks bird watching. It was about the time I went when the ladybird invasion began. On the 3rd of August an article was published in North Norfolk News:
The ladybird invasion is predicted to last until the end of September which is having its toll on tourism on the North Norfolk coast.

Throughout my week in Norfolk I counted a total of 18 different species of butterflies including White Admirals at Holkham Hall, A Dark Green Fritillary and Small Coppers at Weeting Heath, and of course the common visitors; Comma, Red Admirals, Peacocks etc. It was a fantastic week for butterflies and the few months.
Burnet moth:
Painted Lady:
White Admiral: