Donna Nook/Pyes Hall/Grainthorpe Marsh

Most visits to the Donna/Pyes area in spring will produce Wheatears

Water Carpet (with damaged wing)

Brown Tail caterpillars - the 2 orange spots near the tail easily identify them.
These caterpillars will soon strip the surrounding sea buckthorn bare.
never ever come into contact with them as the hairs can cause serious skin irritations.

Late afternoon at Pyes Hall

Clearly more summer migrants in on the patch today compared to last weekend. Here's the highlights: Marsh Harrier, Short-eared Owl, 2 Barn Owl, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Cuckoo, Turtle Dove, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Wheatear,15+ Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff & a Siskin over. Gadwall are not common here so it was good to see a pair on the haven at Pyes. A single Roe Deer was getting wet in the saltmarsh on a 7 metre high tide. Also my 1st Speckled Woods of the year on the patch with at least 3 seen.

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