A couple of hours at Gosforth Park NR the other evening brought a bit of variety.
After trying to get a photo of this Damselfly on a reed stem without success, it landed on the back of my hand and loitered for more than a minute.
I had been expecting to see good numbers of these by the reed edges but the highest concentrations are in those areas where there are good numbers of flying insects such as the pathway along the South edge of the reserve. Suppose it makes sense. I had been hoping for a Dragonfly sighting but no luck.
However this Sedge Warbler gave a good rendition all of the time I was there
This Tenthredo was just finishing off a meal.
and in the south West corner of the reserve was a patch of vegetation with about fifty of these aptly named Red and Black Froghopper. They are about 1cm long.