21/06/2013 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB

Bee Orchid: A quick trip to BMW to add a Pectoral Sandpiper to my year list (: This was showing well from the visitor reception mid afternoon.

Now on 174!

But it was Mel who pointed me in the direction of these Orchids. There is half a dozen or so blooming  on the bank next to the bunker hide.
These have to be one of the most stunning and strange British wild flowers and one of my favorites.
Burton Mere is also home to the Northern Marsh Orchid which are in bloom all over the reverse.

Other highlights included a female Marsh Harrier, two Common Tern and bumping in to a few old regulars.