Monday, 2 May 2011

Hairy Variables

Quick tour of Broomfleet Washlands, East Yorks, this afternoon in a howling gale didn't disappoint. 55+ Variable Damselflies showing well on the south end of the site. Also a male Hairy Dragonfly was whizzing round before disappointingly landing in a tree some 15ft up and avoiding having its photograph taken! 10 Large Reds, 3 Azures, 1 Common Blue, 2 Blue-tailed Dams and 2 teneral Red-eyes made up the rest.

This one showing off the exclamation marks on the antehumerals.

A Wheatear was a Broomfleet tick, while small numbers of Swifts and House Martin joined the many Sand Martins and Swallows hawking over the marsh.

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