20/08/2012 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB

Garden Orb Spider: Araneus diadematus

This brightly coloured beauty comes in a variety of shades of orange and brown, and is characterised by the pattern of white dots on its back which resembles a cross. The minutely spiny legs are banded light and dark.

Seen and photographed on through a window at the Marsh Covert Hide at Burton Mere Wetlands.

**NEWS** It has been confirmed that the Marsh Harrier with the green wing tags numbered 'B4' was tagged in Northfolk at Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve and was tagged by the Hawk and Owl Trust. 
See the link below for more info on the Harriers at Sculthorpe Moor and the ongoing work the Hawk & Owl Trust are doing there.