Thursday, 10 June 2010

Thursley Common (05/06/10)

Pictures: Keeled Skimmer, Grass Snake, 2x Downy Emerald, Common Lizard
I was determined to identify the emerald dragonflies at the moat pond. After a lot of scanning I managed to get a good view of the face of one of the emeralds and it revealed it to be a Downy Emerald. There were 4 or 5 on the margins of the pond.

Other species included:

Azure Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly
imm. Keeled Skimmer
Four-spotted Chaser
Large Red Damselfly

Also around the heath were a Woodlark (119), a hunting Grass Snake in the margins of the pond and a Common Lizard on the boardwalk. A number of Tree Pipits were singing around the heath and I did hear one Redstart and one Dartford Warbler although they were'nt seen.

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