Saturday, July 18, 2020

Ogden Walk

   Yesterdays walk around Ogden produced, Swift, Swallows,
    Kestrel with prey, Stonechats, Meadow Pipits, LBB Gulls,
    Dipper, Wrens and Robins down by the stream and a Southern
    Migrant Hawker Dragonfly. Saturday afternoon a Red Kite could
    be heard from my garden but not seen.



Peter Smith said...

Great photos Dave

David Sutcliffe said...

Nice shots Dave. Like the Dragonfly !

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Always good to see Stonechat.
Nice photies.

Peter Smith said...

I've been puzzling over the dragonfly Dave. From the thickness of the black lines on the side of the thorax, could it be a Migrant Hawker?

Dave Brotherton said...

It is Peter a Southern Migrant Hawker

Daniel Branch said...

Hi Guys. Nice shots but the dragonfly is a Southern Hawker, the large yellow spots on the Thorax behind the eyes are diagnostic of this species. Southern Migrant Hawker is an extremely rare migrant and Migrant Hawker, whilst can be abundant, is normally on the wing during August and September.

Dave Brotherton said...

Cheers Daniel Im not great on Dragonflies but I wasn't far off lol