Spending the bank holiday weekend at Stubcroft Farm, near Selsey with the family in the mobile obs. Today I visited the new Medmerry RSPB Reserve and in the afternoon we visited East Head Sand Dune complex.
Here's a few pics from today.
Adult summer Mediterranean Gulls- stunners and seem pretty common in this area
Skylark- Medmerry was full of these. Also Yellowhammers and Corn Bunting.
Oystercatcher at Medmerry- also 5 LRP, Avocets, 2 Whimbrel, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover Lapwing and Redshank on the reserve.
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet (I think). Also in the trap last night at the camp site were Treble Lines, Heart and Dart, Ruddy Streak and Shuttle-shaped Dart.
Yellow Belle. At Medmerry.
Four-spot Chaser from Medmerry
Brown Hare and Roe Deer (below) at Medmerry
East Head Sand Dunes was stacked full of orchids- I'm no expert but I think they were Common Spotted and Southern Marsh orchids
View over Medmerry
View over East Head
Holly and Jacob at the Beach
Good times by the camp fire