Thursday 2 June 2011

More Strumpshaw

Whilst at RSPB Strumpshaw, we were hoping to see Swallowtail butterflies and Norfolk Hawker dragonflies, but a rain shower during the afternoon and the gusty breeze meant that we were out of luck.

However, there was plenty of other stuff on view...

Several Shelducks were present, putting on the occasional flypast...

And an immature Black-tailed Skimmer managed to find a sheltered spot, to bask in the late afternoon sun.

We only managed to see about three butterflies all afternoon, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and one of the Whites. The dragonflies, too, were hard work. As well as the BTS above, we only managed a Scarce Chaser and a Banded Demoiselle, amongst plenty of damsels hiding in the long grass.

Better luck tomorrow, perhaps?

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