|St Mark's Fly|
|Little Ringed Plover|
The highlight of today was a little ringed plover that was strolling around one of the islands at Simmond's Scrape. This tiny plover has returned from migration from Africa and it is great to see them back. You can easily distinguish them from their similar looking cousins, the common ringed plover, with that yellow eye-ring around it's eyes, which it's cousin lacks.
Another highlight, if you want to call it that, was the lone Mediterranean gull chilling out with some black-headed gulls and shelducks on one of the larger islands at Pat's Pool. It looks a bit like a black-headed gull, but with a much blacker head, white wingtips and bright red legs and bill, which is also much thicker in comparison. It is a bird you can easily overlook if you don't know your gulls, but if you do, it is a rather exotic-looking species from the Mediterranean. It isn't unusual to see one here though, as there is a few small populations of these gulls dotted along the Norfolk coastline, most notably in Great Yarmouth.