|Great Crested Grebe & Black Headed Gull - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Redshank in flight - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Common Darter - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Migrant Hawker - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Black Tailed Godwits (over Radar Pool) - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
I returned to the car park via the same route still marvelling at the number of butterflies and dragonflies and at the junction of Flamingo Pool and Radar I found some Small Heaths flitting about.
|Small Heath -- Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
From the path viewing point over Radar pool I watched some roosting gulls on the northern shore. Black Headed Gulls were mixed with Great Black Backed Gulls, Shellduck and a couple of Herring Gulls, there was also a Lesser Black Backed Gull being pestered for food from a youngster. Wandering amongst these were some Starlings and a Pied Wagtail, whilst swimming past on the pool were three Wigeon.
|Red Admiral - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Small White - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
|Red Admirals - Canon 400D + 100-400mm|
The last sightings of the day were a flock of Long Tailed Tits with a few Blue Tits among them. Other spots for the day included Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Oystercatcher, Swallow and Wood Pigeon. Heard but not seen was a Pheasant, a Robin and some Magpies. The day list was 32, not bad for me at Cliffe, sadly I did not get to see the Little Stint or Ruff that were there that day, maybe next time.
If there are any misidentifications please let me know, I am a complete novice with Dragonflies and Butterflies. Please also the post below. Painkillers are working so 2 posts today.