...and here he is on Blakeney Point!:
Scarlet Pimpernel is in bloom. Its small but distinctively-coloured flowers can be found in the shingly lows and grey dunes. Baroness Orczy was inspired by the red flowers when writing her novel 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' and the name of the hero was Sir Percy Blakeney.
Cat's-ear are starting to bloom too, their yellow flowers are abundant on the dunes. Cat's-ears are in the daisy family and are sometimes called Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon because the flowers close in the afternoon and open again in the morning.
Common Tern chicks were starting to hatch this morning. Arctic Terns are still a few days away.
Last week we did a Little Tern count to feed into a survey across the whole Norfolk coast. We are now up to 115 pairs, which is around an eighth of the Norfolk total.
Today we recorded 77 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Little Gull, 114 Knot and 80 Bar-tailed Godwits.