Saturday, 1 September 2012

Summer 2012

OK, I know it's a bit of a cop-out, having a 'summer' post. But you have to admit - nothing much happens in summer, so I've decided just to post some nice photos that I took over the summer. With visits mainly to Waxham and Cley with a few days in the Swiss Alps on a family holiday (and unsuccessfully seeing Rock Partridge), summer has been pretty quiet bird-wise.
I've started with some of the interesting stuff that I saw in Switzerland, and then finished with photos from North Norfolk. If you can identify any of the alpine flowers, please let me know. Thanks.

Convulvulus Hawk-moth, Ilanz, Switzerland.

Nutcraker, Vals, Switzerland.

Alpine flowers 1

Alpine Flowers 2
Alpine Flowers 3


Alpine Marmot

Alpine Chough, Eagles's Nest, Berchtesgaden, Germany

Female Shoveler, Cley

Female Shoveler, Cley

Friendly-neighbourhood Avocet, Cley.

Juvenile Marsh Harrier, Cley.

Red Deer, Hickling.

Skylark, Weybourne.

Marsh Harrier food-pass, Cley.

Male Tufted Duck, Cley.

Woodpigeion, Cley.


James Emerson said...

Hi Graham.

Whilst I don't recognise the plants offhand, I bought a guide to plants of the Slovene alps when I stayed in that region years ago. From that I would suggest:
Spiniest Thistle (Cirsium spinosissimum), Dwarf Gentian (Gentiana pumila) - note there is more than one plant with that English name, and Whorled Lousewort (Pedicularis verticillata).

James Emerson

Graham Etherington said...

Hi James,
Thanks for those suggestions. I looked them up and they all seem pretty good IDs.