Saturday, 31 August 2013

Venus Pool - subbuteo spectacular

The day started with a County year bird - Ruff, three of them on Whixall flood (thanks Martyn!)  I'll spare you the awful record shots! An obliging Greenshank at VP duly followed.....




Pausing for a breather....


A Hobby had been on form apparently during the morning. I decided to sit it out patiently - would it reappear? With 'splash!!' it did, presumably misjudging a Brown Hawker and getting a little wet!




It was then action all the way! Banking flight near enough on one occasion for close cropping!






The upperwing angle and my favourite 'attitude' with tail fanned :-)








Of course, it was catching plenty of Hawker dragonflies....




And consuming them on the wing....





Amazing moments and none finer than this adult bird streaking head on towards you!




The last moment many a dragonfly was to see.......


The session was cut slightly short when I learnt there was a Stilt Sandpiper lurking at Neumann's Flash in Cheshire? Sorry Hobby, you will have to wait for another day!



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