Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Lesser Emperor at Ormesby!

What a great day out with my oldest chum Martin Read! More in hope than expectation, we started off at  Ormesby Little Broad, where we soon added Brown & Norfolk Hawker to the day-list. While we were scanning the Broad from the viewing platform, a dashing little Hobby made a pass or two at a Black-headed Gull, while a pair of Buzzards loafed over the woodland.

Kingfisher, Red-eyed Damselfly and Black-tailed Skimmer joined the list, before the star attraction turned up: a pristine Lesser Emperor! We had fabulous views as this sought-after dragonfly tazzed backwards and forwards. It was so unpredictable - and fast! - that I held out little hope of any photos: but, mirabile dictu, I managed four reasonable efforts!


chris said...

Hi David. Had a day at the fen today. We got our best ever view of a female marsh harrier on the path up towards the railway near the bench. it was in some cut back reeds about ten foot in front of us on the left hand side it was as surprised as we were looked at us and then flu straight up.What a sight never seen one that close ( except the stuffed ones in Norwich museum LOL }hope your OK Chris

David said...

Hi Chris!
Great stuff! I'm afraid I wouldn't swap my Lesser Emperor for your Marshie, though!