Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Burdon Moor & Kibblesworth

My blogs are like buses, I take ages to get one out then two come along together then it seems to take ages to get another one.

Friday the 10th saw me at Burdon Moor & Kibblesworth. Nothing of note at Burdon Moor but a nice Gorse Shield Bug dropped in right beside me. It climbed down a stem of grass then turned around and climbed back up then flew off not to be seen again. At Kibblesworth a couple were letting their eight dogs run around and swim in the pond, I wonder if that was the reason I did not see many large dragonfly other than Four-spotted Chasers. When they left, I did see one Broad-bodied Chaser but it did not land long enough for a photo. At least six Common Darter were flitting about but only one stayed still long enough to let me get close. Emerald, Azure and Common Blue Damselflies were also on the wing. Butterflies were also out in numbers, especially Ringlets.

Gorse Shield Bug

Four-spotted Chaser

Four-spotted Chaser

Four-spotted Chaser in flight

Common Darter

Emerald Damselfly

Emerald Damselfly

Mating Azure Damselfly

Common Blue Damselfly

Common Blue Butterfly

Female Common Blue

Mating Burnet Moth

Mating Soldier Beetle (is that all they ever do)

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