Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Dragons & Butterflies

Sunny, 27°, light ENE.

Another warm day out there, plenty of Dragonflies & Butterflies on the wing and the other wildlife tending to stay in the shade.

The usual Warblers present on the Marsh and the Cetti’s Warbler still giving the occasional burst of song.

Swift, Swallow and House Martin all feeding over the Marsh and several Black-headed Gull and a Cormorant along the river.

A Kestrel in the area and 2 Yellow Wagtail and a Pied Wagtail on one of the rapidly drying ponds at Cholsey Meadows.

6 House Martin have been present for the last couple of days around Marymead and there maybe more than 1 active nest site………………..better late than never?

Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle, Azure Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Red-eyed Damselfly, White-legged Damselfly, Brown Hawker, Emperor Dragonfly, Four-spot Chaser and Black-tailed Skimmer.

Butterflies: Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Meadow Brown & Ringlet.

Banded Demoiselle on Water Lily
 Green-veined White
 Azure Damselfly (above & below)

 Four-spot Chaser
Female Emperor egg laying (ovipositing)
Yellow Wagtail

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