A Summary

2015 in short started on a slow note best bird for the first quarter was a Great grey Shrike just outside the patch area at Low Moor , this bird stopping the winter months.

The second quarter saw the start of the Butterfly season with me adding a new one for the start of the year, Wood Whites’ at Salcey Forest. Birds in the season was a Pied Billed Grebe at Leighton Moss

The third quarter became hot with lots of new butterflies,  Dark Green Fritillary, White letter Hairstreak, Silver washed Fritillary, Chalkhill Blue, Silver Spotted Skipper, Brown Argus, Essex Skipper, Adonis Blue, Northern Brown Argus. I also caught up with the dragonfly species I’ve always wanted to see Golden ringed Dragonfly this was seen in the Fen Bog area along with a Green Tiger Beetle another first

Last quarter was back to the birds with a visit out to Spurn and a Black Stork along with scarce migrants like Red Backed Shrike, Barred Warbler, Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, and then a trip out to Norfolk in October gave me Red Flanked Bluetail, Blyths Reed Warbler and a Daurian Shrike

Thats 2015 I hope its been a good year for all, I now wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I hope you will all join me in 2016 in which I have a lot of new things lined up, one being a new country to visit early in the year with lots of new species to see, thanks for following me in 2015

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