Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Hairy no show but Temminck's Delight

Another trip to Tophill Low, but the search for Hairy Dragonflies turned up nothing. Hopefully, another week or so and a few more should be on the wing.

A good count with totals of 39 Large Red Damselfly, 231 Azure Damselfly, 19 Common Blue Damselfly, 1 Blue-tailed Damselfly, 1 Red-eyed Damselfly and 7 Four-spotted Chaser.

The best of the pictures was this Four-spotted Chaser.

Bird of the day, despite not being the brighest individual, was the Temminck's Stint on Watton NR, which fortunately remained from yesterday, showing well mid-afternoon. Two Turtle Doves appeared in South Scrub and a Willow Tit was in D wood.

Plenty of Orange Tip on the wing. Jeff Barker and myself had at least 12 up and down the site. Perhaps we should have counted properly. Also, 2 Brimstone and a Holly Blue in the car park late afternoon.

The 'in flight' practice shots are improving albeit slowly...

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