Last Friday Leigh, Minnie and I headed over to Norfolk for a long weekend. My main target was to photograph the Diesel Weekend on the North Norfolk Railway… more of that another day.
After a walk round Sheringham Park, including a trip to the Gazebo – think more a woodland tower than s bit of tarpaulin in the garden – we checked in at our B&B in Roughton. Barn Owl cottage if you’re interested. Following this we decided to try our luck for Swallowtail Butterfly at Catfield Fen. For a Butterfly Conservation reserve I have to say we didn’t see one butterfly actually on the reserve and I couldn’t see any foodplants for the Swallowtails either. We had better luck with Dragonflies including around five Hairy Dragonfly, one Four-spotted Chaser and two Norfolk Hawker. Sadly I couldn’t get a shot of any of these… next time I reckon I’ll go back to Strumpshaw Fen.
Again, off the reserve, there were good numbers of Variable Damselfly.
Back at base we took a walk to the New Inn in Roughton to enjoy a lovely Chinese/Malay meal washed down with a few of Woodforde’s finest… Don’t Wherry, Be Happy!