Friday, 19 August 2016

Humbug (not the sweet type)…

…more the Great Crested Grebe type. Had a drive up to Cresswell and Druridge yesterday. First stop Cresswell, at least ten Little Egret were on the lake, which is the most I have ever seen in one place. Avocet, Dunlin and Greenshank were also on the lake and Sedge and Reed warbler were in the reeds. It was then on to Druridge in the hope of spotting the juvenile Cuckoo but alas no. On the main lake was the afore mentioned Humbug being fed by an adult (and well fed at that) it was no sooner swallowing one fish before another one was being offered. Good numbers of butterfly were along the path to the hide and in the dunes Stonechat were still feeding young. Back nearer home at Kibblesworth were my first Common Hawker of the year two or three were flying but not one of them would land. Purple Hairstreak, again first of the year, at the Causey were always too far away for decent pictures. But all in all a canny day out.

Great Crested Grebe feeding young

Humbug with lunch


Sedge Warbler

Reed Warbler

What are you looking at

Female Stonechat

Take off

Male Stonechat

Painted Lady


Wall Brown

Purple Hairstreak

Common Hawker

Emerald Damselfly


  1. Superb selection Ron. Those humbugs narf grow up quickly. I took some shots of them the other day & compared them to images i captured there on 28 th June....they were tiny !!!

  2. Thanks it was great to watch and its no wonder they are bigger they just keep eating and eating and eating.