Saturday, 30 November 2013

Late Darters

Judy & Terry Wood report several Common Darters still flying at Barnwell Country Park on 27 November. The County record is 29th, and it would be great to beat that with sightings in December. I went out today (30th), but had no luck.

Common Darter, Barnwell Country Park 27/11

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Migrant Hawkers still flying

After the Woods' sightings at Barnwell, I took advantage of the sunny weather Friday and visited Ditchford, where upon I found three Common Darters and a single male Migrant Hawker. This is my first Migrant Hawker in November and it just goes to show that there are always surprises out there. I didn't manage a shot of it as it flew into the trees after I disturbed it from its sunny spot.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Mid November Activity

Judy & Terry Wood report seeing a Migrant Hawker and several Common Darters at Barnwell Country Park on 13 Nov. While Darters are known this late (up to 29 Nov), not many Migrant Hawkers are. I thought last night's frost may have done some damage, but apparently not too much it seems.

Male Common Darter at Barnwell Country Park 13.11

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Early November Update

Doug Goddard and Nigel Muddiman report Common Darters and Migrants Hawkers still flying, around Scaldwell, Pitsford Reservoir on 4th.