Donna Nook 28/07/12

An afternoon visit to Donna Nook produced a Common Sandpiper on the outfall at Pyes, a couple of flyover Yellow Wagtails, Marsh Harrier west over Stonebridge car park, an immature Peregrine playfighting with the gulls on the mudflats and my 2nd Curlew Sandpiper of the autumn. A Red Admiral butterfly was at the base.

Adult Curlew Sandpiper


Sea Lavender provides a colourful carpet over the saltmarsh

This immature Peregrine was causing chaos on the mudflats but appeared to be playing rather than seriously looking for prey, it even decided to have a few swoops at a Herring Gull.


Woody Nightshade (also known as Bittersweet)  
Related to the more well-known Deadly Nightshade, it also possesses berries that are poisonous to humans






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