Saturday, 16 August 2008

Post(card) from Norfolk

Common blues, a peacock, and, bottom, some sort of fritillary

Male common darter



Unidentified raptor

Grey seals
Been away on holiday. It's lovely to discover the wildlife in a new area (Horsey and Wroxham, mainly).


Nik's Blog said...

Wow! What terrific pictures they are.

That raptor wasn't a merlin, was it?


Kate said...

I've no idea. Pretty much everyone on the nature forum says kestrel, and refers to certain markings. But I'm still stuck on the size of it - though I know little about birds of prey, it did seem to me WAY too big. I'll look up merlin! The trouble is, the picture's not very clear, and also gives no sense of scale.

Nik's Blog said...

Hmm, my first thought was kestrel (it'd make sense seeing perched low) but there is something un-kestrelly about it. If it didn't look mature I'd have suggested a juvenile harrier or something like. Identiftying's hard work innit!

Kate said...

I'll say. I know I'm on safe ground with my voles!