Dragons and Spotted Flies

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th May 2014
Four-spotted Chaser, Woorgreens FOD
A catch up from the weekend is due. Saturday's highlights were Firecrests in the forest plus lots of dragonflies emerging and recently emerged at Woorgreens, with several Broad-bodied Chasers and a few Four-spotted Chasers.
Broad-bodied Chaser, Woorgreens FOD
Sunday at Hidcote Manor Garden produced at least two Spotted Flycatchers around the Lily Pond area, also a couple of pairs of mating Azure Dameselflies I couldn't see any Great Crested Newts in the pond, but there were several Smooth Newts and also some Acilius sp. aquatic beetle larvae. Also the magnificent Handkerchief Tree, Davidia involucrata, was in full flower, near the shop.
Spotted Flycatcher, Hidcote
Spotted Flycatcher, Hidcote, this male was singing frequently
Acilius sp. larva, Hidcote
Handkerchief Tree. Hidcote


Linda said…
Great series.
Paul said…
Many thanks Linda

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