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!
Wednesday 18 May 2022
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...
The Marsh Harrier was obviously the bird of the day but the margin was developing some interest with a Ringed Plover closely associating with a LRP!