Dan HaywoodParticipantJuly 10, 2021 at 6:36 pmPost count: 518
Adult Black-headed Gull with white ring J8LA roosting on the Lune at Green Ayre SD478622.
Reed Bunting singing at man-made ponds by path between Caton Rd and aqueduct at SD486637.
Also six species of odonata here; Broad-bodied Chaser, Brown Hawker, Emperor and Common Blue, Blue-tailed and Emerald Damselfy.
Attachments:Pete CrooksParticipantJuly 10, 2021 at 7:42 pmPost count: 186
Are you sure about that Norwegian colour-ringed Black-headed Gull? I’ve seen J8LA there on several occasions, but not JL8A.
Pete CPete CrooksParticipantJuly 10, 2021 at 8:03 pmPost count: 186Dan HaywoodParticipantJuly 10, 2021 at 9:50 pmPost count: 518
Well spotted Pete.
Attachments:stephen wallisParticipantJuly 11, 2021 at 11:02 amPost count: 76Steve GrahamParticipantJuly 15, 2021 at 10:51 pmPost count: 103
Spent nearly an hour this afternoon at the Aqueduct ponds. Up to 6 Brown Hawkers very active including two egg laying. Single male BB Chaser turned up eventually. Plenty of Damsels in tandem and egg laying. Azure, Blue-tailed and a couple of Emeralds which were nice to see. Unfortunately, the far pond, from Caton Rd, has dried up and usually quite good in spring. All activity in the larger central pool. A nice newish habitat creation and has been colonised by Common Blue & Brimstone.
Then cycled up the slope to check the canal inlet to the N of the Aqueduct. A usual haunt of Emperor Dragonfly and a male obliged today.
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