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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Damselflie & Dragonflie's in Kent

Headed to Kent
Looking for a few Damselfly's I've not seen yet
first a Small Red-eyed Damselfly was at the
same place as the Willow Emerald Damselfly
then moved on to look for Southern Emerald
Damselfly got one only, But loads of Ruddy Darter's
in the area....

Small red-eyed Damselfly
Willow Emerald (M) Damselfly
 Willow Emerald (F) Damselfly
 Blue-tailed Damselfly
 Common Damselfly

 Ruddy Darter
 Southern Emerald Damselfly

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Dragonfly day

Headed out looking for Dragonfly's around Sussex

Seeing many Emperor, Black-tailed Skimmer, Broad-bodied Chaser,
Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Red-veined Darter, Brown Hawker
Four-spotted Chaser, Downy Emerald, Red-eyed Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly,
Common Blue Damselfly. 12 different today

 Red-veined Darter

 Red-eyed Damselfly
 Common Blue Damselfly
 Black-tailed skimmer
 Common Darter

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Ouse washes RSPB Cambridge

Went for my second Pratincole in ten days.
This is a Black-winged Pratincole that is at Ouse Washes Cambridge
not easy after a very long walk to find it on the ground
with Starlings and Lapwings, But I did and started to get most people
on it then it took off and all that was their got to see it as it went up quite
high then after flying around for a short time landed even at a greater distance.
record shots of the nice bird at distance...

 Record shots
 Black-winged Pratincole

Friday, 25 July 2014

Seaford to Cuckmere

To day Me & Matt Eade
paddled from splash point to Cuckmere haven
up the river then back again seeing matt's patch
from a different view point we saw Peregrine fulmar
Kittiwake redshank and many gulls on the way Jellyfish
on the way back with butterflies over the sea like marble white
& red admiral.

 Seaford splash point

 Hope Gap

A Compass jellyfish

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Thursley Common

Just looking for a place that do's more
Dragonfly & Damselfly's the walk ways are great here
in the midday heat. Sun is cooking my head but Dragonfly
are all around loads of Black Darter's.

(F) Common Darter
 (m) Common Darter
 (F) Black Darter
 (M) Black Darter
 Keeled Skimmer
 Four-spotted Chaser
 Emerald Damselfly
 Small red Damselflie's
 Bog Bush-Cricket
 Picromerus bidens

Monday, 21 July 2014

Old Lodge Ashdown forest

A afternoon walk at old lodge

not a lot on the bird front butterflies Dragonfly's spider's around
around the pools more going on.

Green orb-weaver
 The Vapourer Caterpillar
 Small copper
 paired Small red Damselflies
 Golden-ringed Dragonfly
 Broad-bodied chaser
 Keeled Skimmer

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Dragonfly's at Medmerry

Some of the Damselfly's & Dragonfly's

A long walk Saturday around the Ditches at Medmerry


 Ruddy Darter
 Common Darter

 Black-tailed skimmer
 Four-spotted Chaser
 Common Blue Damselfly
 Blue-tailed Damselfly