Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Monday, 23 July 2012

21st July 2012

With a few days off work & the weather looking ok I was determined to get out & about!! but what to go for? nothing in the way of bird news so either Dragons or Butterflies!! Dragons wins the vote & off i set for Cramer Gutter,Shrops with the target Golden-ringed Dragonfly & Keeled Skimmer!! spent a few hrs on site having a few Keeled Skimmers but no luck with the GR until I was thinking I was to late,2nds later & the 1st Dragon flew past & I spent the nxt cpl of hrs trying to get 1 to settle!! Eventually 2 gave themselves up giving me fantastic views!! also on site Small Heath & a late Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary  pics below

Keeled Skimmer

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Small Heath
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 


Anonymous said...

small heath = gatekeeper ?

Dave Hutton said...

Thanks Anon but it is a Small Heath not Gatekeeper!! Its an Aberration sometimes referred to as Sub-species Rhoumensis Check out UK Butterflies!!