Friday, 5 August 2016

A fine a sunny morning, cloud built over by 11:00hrs, bu it remined dry and warm.

I spent the early part of the morning photographing the BLACKCAPS that are visiting my Elder tree that grows in my garden, two males and a female were scoffing the first few ripe berries, i'll post a few images in the coming days.

The latter part of the morning I spent looking for Dragonflies along the sunny edge of the Wet Woods, where I was lucky enough to photograph Common Darter, Migrant Hawker and Southern Hawker. Birdwise, the KESTREL family were hunting around the area and a mixed flock of SWALLOWS and HOUSE MARTINS, 30-40 strong, were sunning themselves on the Greenhouses, plus the first GREY HERON (51) of the month flew over.

Here's a few images of the Southern Hawker, both male and female were photographed.

Southern Hawker, male

Southern Hawker, female


Marc Heath said...

Those male SH's really are stunning dragonflies, your photos doing them justice nicely.

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Warren Baker said...

Thanks Marc,
Hopefully they will place themselves in a bit better situation for me later this weekend :-)