Friday, 8 August 2014

Golden-ringed Dragonfly at last!

A visit to Aylesbeare Common was wonderfully productive, with great views of all the target species. Lots of damsel flies, but nothing rare as far as I could see, but the dragons were spectacular with Emperor, Golden-ringed and Keeled Skimmer by the ponds and Common and Black Darter on the Heath. Butterflies included Silver-washed Fritillary and lots of Graylings

Lots of nice birds, too: Dartford Warbler, Buzzard, Stonechat and Tree Pipit being the highlights.

Back in Sidmouth, a Grey Wagtail fed along the Sid and on the sea front a Harris Hawk was on patrol as a gull deterrent!


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