Tuesday, 24 June 2008

24th June 2008

Three hours in the afternoon spent around the Visitor's Centre and boardwalk, mainly looking for dragonflies.
Close-up of a female Blue-tailed Damselfly.

A male Blue-tailed Damselfly.

Male Azure Damselfly.

Common Spotted Orchid.

Pied Wagtail by Visitors Centre.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

1st June 2008

Gullwatch - Millbrook Station (8am-2pm)
The usual few Common terns were on Stewartby lake in the morning.
Dunnock and Swallows near the sewage works. The Grasshopper Warbler was still singing near the centre, with a pair of Whitethroats nearby.
1 1st Summer Red-footed Falcon was seen flying over Rookery from the MVCP near the railway line. Both 1st Summer Red-footed Falcons were seen in Rookery with several Hobbies.

The same Grasshopper Warbler as seen yesterday, this time digi-scoped, rather than photographed with my digital SLR.Swallow on wires by the sewage works.
A 1st Summer male Red-footed Falcon being followed by a Hobby in Rookery.
Some sort of Rose or Sweet Briar, near Marston Corner of Stewartby Lake.