Annesley Pit Top trip report 14/6/23

16 folk enjoyed a gorgeous morning at Annesley, sunny but not too hot. This relatively new reserve seems to get better with every passing year. All told we Identified 50 species of bird of

Black-necked Grebe

which the best were the Black-necked Grebes, a Little Ringed Plover, a Kingfisher and a small number of Hobbies. Sadly we failed to see the Wood Larks which had been seen by others who had arrived earlier. In addition to the birds, many of the group were interested to see the Emperor dragonflies, Black-tailed

Black-tailed Skimmer

Common Blue Damselfly

Skimmers and Common Blue damselflies. The reserve is rightly well known for its wild flowers of which Common Spotted, Early Purple and Bee Orchids got the most attention.

Common Purple Orchid

Thanks to Joyce Sawford, David Griffin and Philip Buxton for the photos. 

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