Thursday, 28 August 2014

Strange Yellow Object Spotted in the Sky

Yes folks, the sun actually made an appearance today, after being more scarce than rocking-horse shite during most of August, and after yesterdays more than stressy day out with the kids (5 days and counting) I couldn't wait to get out for a couple of hours this morning.

Far Pasture was my chosen destination, no targets in mind, just a bit of peace and quiet. As it happens it was a decent session with 6+ Migrant Hawkers, 2-3 Southern Hawkers, a Ruddy Darter, a decent number of Common Darters and an Emerald damsel.
I reeled off some photos but not best quality today, and basically just enjoyed watching the hawkers hawking and the darters darting. Didn't even bother visiting the hide, just happy to soak up the rays by the roadside.
Bliss.

Ruddy Darter (male)
best shot I could get over a fence

Migrant Hawker (male)
the only one perched was a bit too high for a decent shot, but several
were active, though no females again.

Common Darter (female)
Happy to smile for the camera
Good to bump into Roly as I haven't seen him in a while, and not much doing bird-wise but forgot to mention an adult Hobby was photographed here on Sunday morning, though must have been just passing through as it didn't reappear in the few hours I was there (or today).

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