Spring to Autumn 2006


Cley and Norfolk Wildlife Gallery

Wildlife from Cley, elsewhere in Norfolk and nearby


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Common Inkcap Coprinus atramentarius, Friary Hills, 12th October 2006 (John Furse).

Death's Head Hawkmoth, Holt, 27th September 2006 (Rob Lee). On display at Bird Ventures, Holt, courtesy of Paul Laurie.

Camberwell Beauty being photographed by Trevor Davies, Wiveton, 4th October 2006 (Richard Millington). A very tatty old specimen well past his prime.

Tawny Mining Bee, Gun Hill, Burnham Overy, Norfolk, 16th September 2006 (John Furse).

Hare, Cley, 18th September 2006 (Steve Gantlett). In front of Daukes: it really did look this red in the evening sunshine. 

Southern Hawker Dragonfly, Kelling Quag, 15th September 2006 (John Miller).

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Wells Woods Dell, Norfolk, 6th August 2006 (Steve Gantlett). Passerine migration has not yet started: this was the only bird we saw!

Silver-washed Fritillary, Natural Surroundings, Glandford, 27th July 2006 (Steve Gantlett). This may be only the second documented record of Silver-washed Fritillary for Norfolk of modern times, following one seen and photographed on a thistle bed near Sparham Pools by Stewart Betts et al. for about three days around 9th August 1995. No less than 20 species of butterflies were at Natural Surroundings today and yesterday, including this, the two scarce species immediately below, and White Admiral.

Brown Argus, Natural Surroundings, Glandford, 26th July 2006 (Steve Gantlett).

White-letter Hairstreak, Natural Surroundings, Glandford, 26th July 2006 (Steve Gantlett).

Small Red-eyed Damselflies, Felbrigg, Norfolk, 25th July 2006 (John Miller).

Lesser Emperor Dragonfly, Maxey Pits, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, 24th July 2006 (Matthew Rodgers). Only just over the county boundary and one to look out for in Norfolk!

Yellow-winged Darter, Buxted Heath, Norfolk, 23rd July 2006 (John Miller).

Silver-studded Blues, Kelling Heath, 8th July 2006 (John Miller).

Female Clouded Yellow, Cley, 23rd July 2006 (Steve Gantlett). An unusual 'garden tick': on the buddleia in the garden of Sea Lawn, just briefly in the early afternoon.

Large Red-eyed Damselfly, Holkham Park Lake, Norfolk, 14th July 2006 (Mick Green). There appeared to be three of these on a yellow lily pad at the north end of the lake.

Water Shrew, Cley, 10th July 2006 (Steve Gantlett). This little chappy was evidently building a nest under the boardwalk where it meets Teal Hide or whatever it's called nowadays.

Glow-worm, Norwich, 8th July 2006 (Richard Millington). In a Norwich garden - a wingless female hanging upside down and glowing brightly to attract the winged male beetle.

Garden Tiger Moth, Cley, 2nd July 2006 (Steve Gantlett). The first of the year.

Eyed Hawkmoth, Cley, 2nd July 2006 (Steve Gantlett). The best numbers of hawkmoths are past their peak now for another year.

Common Lizard, Cley Hangs, 30th June 2006 (Richard Milington). Catching the last of the evening sun in a bramble bush.

White Admiral, Holkham Pines, Norfolk, 30th June 2006 (Mick Green).

Dark Green Fritillary, Holkham Pines, Norfolk, 30th June 2006 (Mick Green).

Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Holkham Pines, Norfolk, 28th June 2006 (Mick Green). One of four present at the western end of the pines.

Banded Demoiselle, River Glaven, Glandford, 24th June 2006 (Richard Millington). One of two duelling males.

Common Frog, Glandford, 24th June 2006 (Richard Millington)

Male Silver-studded Blue, Kelling Heath, 24th June 2006 (Richard Millington). These low-flyers favour short heather beside sandy tracks. Up to 60 counted (but not by me...).

Swallowtail Butterfly, Hickling, Norfolk, 18th June 2006 (Richard Millington). Several were along the NWT boardwalk.

Four-spotted Chaser, Holt, Norfolk, 16th June 2006 (John Miller).

Hawkmoths, Cley, 13th June 2006 (Steve Gantlett). These are three Elephants, one Small Elephant, two Limes and one Privet. Also Eyed, Pine and Poplar caught in the garden during the same week.

Grizzled Skipper, Foulden Common, Norfolk, 10th June 2006 (Matthew Rodgers). A single specimen found in this interesting, remote part of Norfolk.

Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth, Kelling, Norfolk, 4th June 2006 (Andy Booth). In the garden of the cottage at the start of the track leading to Kelling Water Meadows at about 10.00am.

Green Hairstreak on Bluebell, Kelling Heath, 17th May 2006 (Steve Gantlett)

Dingy Skipper, Narborough Railway, Norfolk, 13th May 2006 (Matthew Rodgers). Not the brightest of butterflies, but one of the first to look for in spring.

Male and female Adders, Kelling Heath, 12th April 2006 (John Miller)

Adders dancing, Kelling Heath, 12th April 2006 (Mick Green)

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