Gulls normally keep to a respectful distance at Venus Pool and I was quite surprised to see this adult Lesser Black-backed Gull coming into full frame range as it dropped on the nearest island!
Saturday, 4 June 2022
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
An early morning tyre change in Shrewsbury saw me well placed to check out for Common Clubtail emergence in the Quarry Park? After 90 mins of walking the river bank, I eventually found one :-) Sadly it was in a really dodgy spot, on vegetation over the precipitous river bank!
Whilst I saw only saw a single Clubtail, there were dozens of Banded Demoiselles on the wing and this species really takes some beating for their amazing metallic colours!
Even the females!
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Monday, 2 May 2022
There's nothing like a message stating 'Marsh Harrier' to quicken the heartbeat and speed up loading the car. I was very shortly after gazing at the Venus Pool reed bed (far bank) with eyes glued onto where it had dropped in....
And here's the moment it flew out of the reed bed...
Saturday, 30 April 2022
Monday, 25 April 2022
I had butterflies on my mind today. The cold easterly wind continues to blow however and scupper thoughts of butterflies by the dozen. It was hard work with cloud cover for most of my available time there but one of my 'targets' was achieved - Dingy Skipper!