Saturday, 4 September 2010
Good day on the drain...... Filming Black Darters ovipositing.......not quite as vigorous as the Common Darters on Tag Loop. This species seems less approachable than Common Darters but I did manage to lie down on the drain within 18 inches of an obliging male for some nice hand-held macro shots. Quite a few late-flying small blue damsels kicking about...probably Common Blue Damselflies....but I would need to check the tapes before giving a positive ID. There was a stunning Common Hawker working the sides of a pond next to the sluice gates at the top of the reservoir, but I struggled to get any shots as he was constantly on the move searching for a mate or chasing off other males. I'll give him another go tomorrow. Loads of blue damsels here. Only 1 Common Darter seen on the drain. 1 x Green-veined White and 1 x Peacock were the only butterflies noticed.
Posted by TheBaldIbis at 11:13