Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Cragside lakes

First of all let me advise you where we bought the best steak and kidney pie and the best cornish pastie we have ever tasted. Go to The Rothbury Family Butchers - you will not be disappointed.
Then up to the lakes in Cragside Estate to see if there were any damsels and dragons to be seen.
On arrival there was no sun hence no dragonfly, but after half an hour out came the sun as well as Large Red, Blue-tailed and Azure Damselfly. Not far behind were the Four-spotted Chaser Dragonflies. With a bit of a breeze blowing they were all located in the more sheltered lakeside spots.





Oh, and this strange flying object........




5 comments:

Northumbrian Birding said...

Nice photos Dick, who ate all the pies ???
A photo of said pie would have been nice too !
Brian

kirstallcreatures said...

Great pics of the Four Spotted Chaser

Cain Scrimgeour said...

stunning

Codders said...

Dick,

great photos and the final one is that lesser known dragonfly the Junkers 52. They are basically flying billboards. See http://www.rimowa.de/main/langselect then run your mouse over the logos

John

ps. when can I expect my free sample of the pie cos you must have realised Im the most likely candidate to have eaten them.

Citybirding said...

I wished I had photographed it Brian but it was not there for long.
Thanks Linda and Cain.
Thanks for the info John. I did hear somebody behind me mutter something like 'Junkers' but just thought I was blocking his view