There's been a few at Far Pasture but I've not yet managed to get one settled to photograph. Reports from Shibdon Pond however, tells a different story, with George telling me of several, including tandem couples and sending me a neat photo from Sunday to whet the appetite.
|One of several Migrant Hawkers at Shibdon on Sunday, where was I? Far Pasture, seeing nowt.|
Yesterday I went to Shibdon to see for myself, . . . . and saw exactly nothing :-(
Then George sends me a video (sorry George but it's not gonna win any Oscars) of a female ovipositing in a dead reed stem, . . . also from yesterday :-O
I was convinced he was attacked by the dragonfly at the end but he says not, shame, add a bit of screaming to the soundtrack at the end and it might have got on You've Been Framed :-)
Apparently they are coming out when the afternoon sun has warmed them up, 1.30 to 3pm being the peak time, so my hour and a half from 10.45 to 12.15pm was a bit of a waste, despite warm air and sunshine in the latter part.
Today I'm stuck at home in an attempt to finish the final garden-tidy before the weather changes completely for the worse. This afternoon was lovely, and lo and behold George sends me some more pics of Shibdon Migrants he's taken . . . this afternoon.
|More Migrant Hawkers at Shibdon, while I was at home doing the garden :-(|
All photos courtesy of George Simpson
Just have to watch this space, as they say. :-/