Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Kibblesworth Dragons

I'm still on the dragon hunt and this afternoon as the sun started to kick in I paid my first visit to Kibblesworth Brick Ponds and was not disappointed.
This Emperor frequently perched in the same area between forays over the pond.

Emerald damselfly - male. Ive just learnt that the wings at 45 degrees is the key to confirming ident for this one.

Common darter - female

Common darter - male

There was a large Dragon hunting along a high line of trees but I was unable to make an ident. Four-spotted chasers and Black-tailed skimmers were also present. I visited only a couple of the ponds and enjoyed an hour and a half without anyone else present but gave up when a couple of dog walkers turned up and encouraged their pets into the pond. The Little Grebe in the middle wasn't to impressed.

3 comments:

little sparrow said...

cracking shots of all your dragons dick,its a while since iv seen any dragon fly's,I must go to the wrong places.where is kibblesworth if you don't mind telling me,cheers dick

Davy T. said...

Nice Photos. Kibblesworth is a fantastic site but the dogs spoil it as usual.

Citybirding said...

I agree Davy it was a really peaceful site then suddenly all hell was let loose.
Shaun, the best directions I can give is to go to the Gateshead Birders website and their Sites Index page. They provide detailed advice and a map.