Plenty of common blue damselflies (1000's) as well as a few darters, black tailed skimmers and emperor dragonflies near or over the water. Plenty of photo opportunities.
At the main lake, a cormorant and several large but dead rainbow trout. Shall report this to the landowner tomorrow. Maybe the heat but may be something more sinister.
Green woodpeckers, linnets, a barn owl. goldfinches, swallows and house martins were all knocking about and the song of the yellowhammer was a constant companion.
On the butterfly front: gatekeeper, common blue, small and large white, peacock and meadow brown.
A lovely, peaceful couple of hours just sitting, watching and drinking a bottle of beer.
|ruddy darter, as below|
|black tailed skimmer|
|cormorant drying its wings|
|silver y moth|
|common blue damselfly|
|mating common blues|
|egg laying female|
|emperor or female black tailed skimmer?|
|breeding black tailed skimmers.|