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Birk Bank Bog - 12/7

Posted by Steve Graham 
Birk Bank Bog - 12/7
July 12, 2019 09:33PM
Had a very productive hour up at Birk Bank this afternoon. Conditions not ideal for Dragons as it was a bit breezy and cloudy unlike at home but still around 20C.

Got fantastic footage of a female Golden-ringed ovipositing down to 5 feet. There was a Broad-bodied Chaser female egg laying as well. Also got some record shots of a male Keeled Skimmer.

Also 2+ Green Woodpecker about, one had a shorter, slightly different call so probably a juv in a family party.

Just before I left heard a high pitched raptor call probably Kestrel but wouldn't rule out Hobby. Habitat west of the bog looks ideal for them.

Very pleased to have a male Banded Demoiselle in the garden today. On my return home had my first Purple Hairstreak of the year. Keep looking for WLH at home but still no success.

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