Thursday, 2 September 2010

Spout Hills, Holt, Norfolk

The town of Holt, North Norfolk provided another interesting stop off point, and after a cup of coffee and a wander round the town centre we explored the area known as Spout Hills, awash with late summer colour. The area is managed green space just outside of Holt which used to provide the town with its water supply.

When the sun broke through there was an abundance of butterflies, Painted Ladies, Green Veined Whites, Small Coppers and Common Blues.

And lots of fungi amongst the bracken and grassland.

Later that evening on the way back from Cley Next the Sea, after having watched a Barn Owl on the reserve where it as too dark for a pic we spotted this owl on the telegraph wires, a Little Owl perhaps? With a little gap in the clouds light we managed a quick pic from the car.


  1. That wildflower bank looks a butterfly haven

  2. I stayed at some excellent accommodation at Hindringham a lovely Norfolk village near Holt in 2000, central for Cley,Snettisham,Holme etc, the birding Mecca Linda.

  3. CB, its a lovely swathe of colour isnt it.

    Hello Pete, its a lovely part of the country isn't it Pete, our stay at Jex Farmhouse in Little Snoring was absolutely top notch & we'll definitely be heading back to stay there on our next visit.

    Thanks for dropping in, Linda

  4. Looking at the silhouette I'd say Tawny Owl. Found your site searching for Fly Agaric at Spout Hills


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