Sunday, 8 July 2012

Scarce Chasers at Wadenhoe

I managed the only 2 hours of warm sunshine this weekend and spent it at Wadenhoe watching the Scarce Chaser. There were about 40 males and 3 pairs mating. One male was surprisingly young, still showing orange colouration, He was quite obliging allowing me to get a good in-flight shot.

Darryl visited the Nene and Harper's Brook around Thorpe Waterville and Aldwincle and saw many more. The poor weather does not seem to have dented activity or numbers too much which is pleasing to see.

Elsewhere, Doug recorded the first Emerald Damselfies at Fermyn Woods Country Park and Ruddy Darter at Castle Ashby ponds.