|A Common Blue Damselfly - not the Azure that I was|
looking for but still very pretty.
So today I set out early with Dad to go to our transect at Eavestone Lake. It's a really nice place, very quiet and tranquil so much so that we were there for almost two hours today and we didn't see another person, just lots of wonderful wildlife.
|A Meadow Brown - bit bigger than the|
Small Heath on my survey list
It was really warm and there were some massive splashes as we walked around the lake as some big fish jumped for bugs. There were more splashes too as we disturbed the odd Mallard and they paddled away pretty sharpish. Today I was doing three surveys: Invertebrates, a river survey and a reptile survey.
|Volucella pellucens - one of the UK's largest Hoverflies|
- impressive but not on the list!
|Garden Bumble Bee - and it is on the list!|
|Helophilus pendulus - also know as Sun Fly or|
the Footballer apparently (stripy jersey?)
Quite quickly I found a Garden Bumblebee, one of the species on the list, at last a record for the survey! I followed a few butterflies, mostly Meadow Browns but not the Small Heaths I was looking for. There were masses of Common Blue Damselflies - I took lots of shots to check these - but no Azure Damselflies which were on the list. There were plenty of insects around not on the list but I was hoping for at least one more that was.
|Nice find for the end of the survey|
the Wild Watch logo - Golden-ringed Dragonfly
A really nice find for the end of my survey and a sort of double tick as it's on the invertebrate survey and the river survey. So I set off home hot but happy!
Hope you enjoyed,