Friday, 30 September 2011

A Black Day . . .

. . . But in the best possible sense as finally Black Darters have been reported in the borough. It’s been looking like it wasn’t to be this year with the regular sites of Burdon Moor and Kibblesworth having been searched daily since the upturn in the weather last weekend, but yesterday it was Stargate which turned up trumps during a check by the Chief Countryside Ranger, and news filtered through to Dragonhunter HQ via ‘Indiana’ Steve.
Great news then, and a lot later than in previous years probably thanks to the early autumn sunshine. Only question now is whether the Dragonhunter himself (me) can get across there before its too late.
Meantime Steve made a fleeting visit before work and snapped a male for us all to enjoy :

Black Darter at Stargate
(Steven Fryer)
One of four males seen in a fleeting visit

And this morning news reaches HQ that Kibblesworth has finally come good too with Black Darters there today, though no further details yet to confirm numbers.

Excellent stuff!

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