Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Club-tailed Dragonfly

With the patch having produced those mesmorising Hobbies the night before, i was keen to get out early morning and work to the patch agian. And after only a couple of hundred metres up the river at the riverside fields, i was again treated to views of a HOBBY, however, this time, it was only very brief, and the bird was, unfortunatly, not seen again.
After walking to Blackstone and back, i noticed a small emergence of Demoiselles, so it took some time to watch and photograph them, 10+ Banded and 5+ Beautiful were on show.
But the non avian highlight came again, while walking adjacent to the riverside fields, when i noticed a small Black and Yellow Dragonfly perched on nettles.
My first on the patch this year, and only the 2nd one iver ever seen as i completly missed them last year! So it was great to be reaquainted with this species, one which is locally scarce!



Pam said...

A Club-tailed Dragonfly would be a first for me Craig!
Well done with all of the Odonata and Hobby and great images too!

midlands birder said...

Blackstone happens to be a very good site for them, so if your ever in the area, always worth a drop in if its the right time of year!
Thankyou :)