A classic Autumn day at Holme. With Skuas and kittyiwakes offshore and both Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts on the reserve, 2 star birds out of the nets made for a superb day. Redwell marsh joined in with a very obliging Wood Sandpiper showing close to the hide in glorious evening sunshine
As autumn takes it's first tentative steps, with wader passage picking up such as the group of Whimbrels pictured, a plethora of butterflies and dragonflies, such as the Southern Hawker shown, still litter the buddleias around the observatory. Pictures by Jed Andrews.
Humminbird Hawkmoths continue to linger around both the Obs and the Firs, Spooonbills clearly find the Broadwater and the pools worth visiting, Arctic Skuas have appeared off the sea to harrass the Terns and good numbers of whimbrel have passed overhead.... Autumn ?
1 of 2 Spoobnbills feeding in front of the NOA car park Hide 26 July and present for several days
Welcome to the NOA latest picture gallery, acting as a running photo galleryto show pictures taken on the NOA's reserves, including birds and other wildlife. It will be regularly updated to show pictures of anything of interest on the reserve and to try and give an insight into the type and size of activity in the area.