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15 Feb 2011 4:48 PM
Here is the latest instalment of Ray's Rambles. Ray is one of our volunteers who is trying to see as many species as possible on the reserve in the year beginning 1st August 2010.
'So the Ark filled up two by two, Titchwell does it three by three.
I was looking from the brilliant new Parrinder Hide at the spire of Titchwell Church. There in my view were three trees - cedar, Norway spruce and Holm oak, none of them on the Ray's Rambles list!
Later on back home, looking at last summer’s photographs I found three more species I hadn’t counted. Black-kneed capsid, a strange looking small green insect with black joints; goat willow, a small tree; and purple bramble rust, a fungus affecting bramble leaves.
The beach gave me three more species to bring my list up to 562. The first of these was a fine black-throated diver close inshore, the second was an 11cm common otter shell found on the strandline and the third came during one of those special birding moments.
A female marsh harrier flying near Thornham Point suddenly dropped into the sueda bushes and flushed the Northern harrier. The two of then climbed to see off a passing rough-legged buzzard, which conveniently flew high over my head - pure magic!
Starting at the end of April I shall be doing a series of Ray's Rambles on the reserve directly after some of the Wednesday moth mornings. Why don't you come along at 9.00am for the moths and then join me to complete a general wildlife morning? We should be able to see 100/150 species easily. Details and dates will be on
in the next couple of weeks.' Ray Kimber
Rays complete list is in the attachment below.
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