Onto Saturday I started on the patch but saw nothing but a Bee Orchid.
Rach took her mother back home so that left me a bit of time on me own, well with the dogs and as it was sunny I headed for Hickling Broad to try and find some Swallowtail butterflies.
It was a superb day for them with at least 7 flying around, some closer than others but I did get some great views.
Other insects I noted were a Red Breasted Carrion beetle, Black tailed Skimmers and a Four spot chaser.
Sunday I was still home alone so went for a 10k run with the dogs around the patch before heading to Minsmere for the day. There was nothing special about so I took the opportunity to practice with the camera with mixed results in the rain. The best birds were Adult Cuckoo, Bitten, Little Gull, 12 Med Gulls, Black tailed Godwits, Little Ringed Plover and lots and lots of young birds of differing species.
Black headed Gull
Black tailed Godwit
And a Snail
Southern Marsh Orchid
And that's it really, nice to meet Danny, Mia and Paul on the lovely day out.