Monday, 6 August 2012

6th August

A couple of short walks this weekend didn't really bring any great surprises, the first returning WILLOW WARBLER, that I've actually seen rather than suspected hearing, showed briefly in the hedge whilst mixing with a family group of BLUE TITS, several SWIFTS were over head. Still no sign of any Sedge Warblers but better coverage will surely produce one.
Butterflies included WHITE ADMIRAL, COMMA, PEACOCK, GATEKEEPER, MEADOW BROWN, HOLLY BLUE, SPECKLED WOOD and RED ADMIRAL. A GOLDEN RINGED DRAGONFLY stopped for a short time and a SOUTHERN HAWKER also put in an appearance. These were both in Roundshill Wood as were a few calling MARSH TITS.
Steve is still checking moths, mainly without Pete and myself, I admire his dedication and if I could get out of the house without making any noise I would definitely be!! We are now on over 270 species for the year, the latest to be added was SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK. Last night while watching the Olympics a WAVED BLACK appeared from behind the curtain!
Golden Ringed Dragonfly

Golden Ringed Dragonfly

Southern Hawker


Warren Baker said...

That Golden Ringed Dragonfly is a cracking creature Alan, never seen one in real life!

Mike H said...

That Golden ring is one that is missing from my lists as well. Really cracking shots Alan and very jealous may need to go there soon!!

Tammy said...

Wow, that Golden Ring is stunning! Great captures Alan!!

Lasse said...

Great shots Alan !

ShySongbird said...

Hi Alan. I'm with everyone else concerning the Golden Ringed. What a beauty it is! Love the close up of the head.

Martyn Wilson said...

Great shoits of the Golden Ringed Dragonfly, like others iv'e never seen one. Well done.

Helma said...

Truly a beautiful series of this dragonfly. Beautiful colors, beautiful sharp and beautiful close-ups.

Greetings, Helma