August 1st continued......
Green Sandpiper Greenshank Avocet chick Ruff
Greenshank and Wood Sandpipers
Filby Dragons and other insects......
A visit to Filby (car park to Ormesby Little Broad) found a variety of Odonata (5th). Above the car park; Brown, Migrant and a single Norfolk Hawker were seen, almost a ‘primordial sight’ with Southern Hawkers also seen, mainly along the path to the viewpoint?
A pair of Black-tailed Skimmers were in ‘wheel’ and both Ruddy and Common Darters were present, the former much more abundant. However, Damselflies were ‘few and far between’ but included Blue-tailed Common Blue, Emerald and Willow Emerald.
Butterflies recorded were: Speckled Wood, which were the most ‘numerous’, Peacock, Red Admiral, Comma, Holly Blue and Small White and several Dingy Footman were also seen, mainly on the Alder leaves.
Several Longhorn Beetles Rutpela maculata a possible Wood-carving Leafcutter Bee and a Froglet were also seen.
Male Common Blue Damselfly
Willow Emerald (male) Mating Black-tailed Skimmers Speckled Wood Poss' Wood-carving Leafcutter Bee
Migrant Hawker-female & male Male Ruddy Darter