Monday, 6 August 2012

Just 45 minutes were spent out on my patch after work this afternoon, a short visit, due once again to the weather. The sky turned black and an almighty thunderous downpour had me running ( well, walking quite fast!) back home for cover.

I was able, in the brief visit, to go over to the run off pool at the Tree Nursery, to try and get some more photographs of the new patch Damselflies, the Small Red Eyed, which proved difficult, as they are so small and spend all their time well out on the pool! Whilst there I also noted Blue Tailed Damsels and Common Darters too.
Small Red Eyed Damselfly
Small Red Eyed Damselfly
Common Darter
On the way back through the Tree Nursery it was good to see 4 of the KESTREL family all up hunting, the immature birds no doubt just learning, taking tips from the adult. WHITETHROAT, BLACKCAP and CHIFFCHAFF were seen, the only other summer species seen were the SWALLOWS and a lone SWIFT.

Meadow Brown, Small Copper, Gatekeeper and this Peacock were the butterflies noted before the downpour arrived. Maybe I can get out this evening to compensate - if it stays dry!
Peacock Butterfly
Peacock Butterfly


ShySongbird said...

It's certainly well named, those red eyes really show well Warren.

Lovely photo of the Peacock.

Warren Baker said...

Hello Songbird,
You can see the eyes 'glowing' red from a few meters away, despite their small size :-)

Greenie said...

Warren ,
No trouble with the ID now I see .
Nice shots of them too .

Warren Baker said...

Will I remember them next year, if they are here? :-)

Jason K said...

Nice selection of inverts Warren! I'm rather envious of your Small Red-eyeds...a great find and addition to your patch mate!