Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Branton Ponds 14th August

Today a walk around the ponds felt very much like late summer/early autumn,around the east pond were a number of Common Blue Damselflies and one or two Blue Tailed Damselflies. On the path a Common Darter settled and a Southern Hawker hunted over the reedbeds and amongst the trees.
As I walked further round I became aware of Bullfinches in some lower branches, on closer examination I saw they were all juvenile birds feeding on cherries. The bird theme continued around the west pond where at least 100 Lapwings were on the muddy west end, whilst overhead a Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper flew over calling.
                                               Southern Hawker
                                               Common Darter

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