Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Cheers Alan

I spent a cracking couple of hours photographing Banded Demoiselle with Alan Mould (whickhamwanderings.blogspot.co.uk) yesterday. Four males were around but sadly, we did not see any females. I will have to go back not only to try to get the females but because honestly, I don’t think I have done justice to these superb little things. Once again cheers Alan.

Posing

Cleaning



It did this wing opening a couple of times



Look closely it is doing what Demoiselles do



It sat and sat and allowed me to get quite close

A type of Wasp?

Longhorn Beetle


 

Monday, 26 June 2017

Another canny day at Kibblesworth

I set off for Kibblesworth hoping to find another Red-veined Darter unfortunately, I didn’t. However, I still had a canny day seeing…

Broad-bodied Chaser

Mating wheel. Of course, it had to be against the light



Female in flight

Egg laying

Photo bombed

Male Broad-bodied Chaser

Black-tailed Skimmer


This Emperor Dragonfly got into difficulties in the water


After a bit of splashing about

It managed to get out, dry itself off and fly away

Four-spotted chaser

In flight

I was going to take a picture of an open Lilly flower when these Azure Damselflies flew into view

So I took pictures of the Damselflies instead

 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

A King an Emperor…

…and other assorted dignitaries. All taken at Clara Vale, Kibblesworth and the River Derwent near Winlaton Mill.

Female Kingfisher in the rain

Male in the rain

A shower in a Hawthorn (female)

Take off

Killing a fish

Ready to eat

It brightened up and it sat in one of its favourite spots (male)

Emperor Dragonfly



Red-veined Darter

Male Broad-bodied Chaser. There were at least six around the small pool but this is the only shot I got. The dog walkers arrived and guess what the dogs got into the pool and everything else disappeared.

Eye to eye. I only realised I had this shot when I got it onto the computer.

Rubbish flight shot of a Four-spotted Chaser

Emerald Damselfly

This young Grey Wagtail was begging for food

The adult brought in a Cranefly


However, the young one spat it out

So the adult tried with something else.


The adult birds were still bring in food when I left

Female Banded Demoiselle. This was the only one I saw and unfortunately, I could not get close enough to get any decent shots