Today drew another blank as once again the only species on show was Azure damsel. On the pond I noted the weak fluttery maiden flights of a few freshly emerged individuals, about half a dozen mature males were patrolling, one pair flew past in tandem and another landed on an emergent plant in the shallows. Other than that, very quiet.
|Azure damsels in tandem|
too distant for a decent pic I'm afraid
Once again the roadside offered the best photographic opportunities, particularly an immature male and off-topic a pair of shagging hoverflies. I obviously need to get out more :)
|mature Azure male at the roadside|
quite a few on show today
|Crap shot but just liked the composition|
|Nice day for it !|
|My favourite shot of the day|
superb abdominal colouring on this immature male
(click on photo for larger image)
I will hopefully get opportunities for short expeditions later in the week (as long as the sun keeps shining) so will most likely target blue-tailed damsels (with outside chance of Banded demoiselle yum yum) at Clockburn lake and large reds at Thornley Woods pond. Should be on site by now, then the much anticipated broad-bodied chaser at Stargate. Oh yes!