Monday, 16 September 2013

Shibdon Pond

This afternoon's visit to Shibdon Pond proved worthwhile where Bar-tailed Godwit

Greenshank and Ruff showed well

There is a large area of mud showing at the moment resulting in plenty of birds present including
Plover, Redshank, Snipe, Teal

Friday, 13 September 2013

Banks Pond

Early Thursday afternoon, and it was really warm, had me wandering up to Banks Pond after a stroll back along the bumpy road.
I was surprised at the number of dragonflies and damsels still active.
Loads of Common Darters and a few Hawkers, but I was pleased to spot a couple of Black Darters also -

The Damselfly were not giving up just yet

although the wings were starting to fray

and on a small patch of Birds-foot trefoil were eight or nine Common Blue

I had spotted a couple of these Southern Hawkers down at the bumpy road, which now has a great harvest of Hawthorn berries waiting for the migrants to appear