Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday 30th August

An hour and a half out this morning from 10am. The weather was already very warm and up into the early/mid 20s by the time I left. Lots of butterflies on the wing today - inumerable 'Whites' mainly Small, at least 4 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 10+ Speckled Wood, and plenty of worn Meadow Brown and a few Gatekeeper.

In the East Scrub there was a lone Slow Worm again. Lots of Odonata - Migrant Hawker, Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Brown Hawker, Common Blue, Small Red-Eyed Damselfly were all seen.

Birds of note were a Kingfisher along the Mill Stream, a Grey Wagtail over, a single House Martin and at least 4 singing Cettis Warbler.

Ruddy Darter

Common Darter mating 'Wheel'

Migrant Hawker in flight


At 5:13 pm, Blogger Greenie said...

Steve ,
Glad you managed some time out .
We both had the same idea with the in flight Migrant Hawker shot .

At 6:24 pm, Blogger Warren Baker said...

Thats a peach of a mid air shot steve. Nice one

At 7:44 pm, Blogger Cheryl said...

Steve I absolutely love the hawker in flight, wonderful capture....

At 4:11 pm, Blogger The Bald Birder said...

Steve - As you may have gathered I didn't make the bat walk as was on Scilly watching a Humpback Whale - amazing!! Hope to catch up with you one day. Regards, Ross

At 11:05 pm, Blogger Simon said...

Some fantastic photos Steve!!

At 12:55 pm, Blogger Tony Morris said...

Great picture of the flying Hawker


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