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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Well was that it.................26-5-10

Looks like the end of the mini heatwave
Although rain was forecast I thought perhaps it would be later in the day, so as there was sunny spells I headed out on the bike to check out some more ponds, but it did not last and it was soon overcast and getting cold , could only find one Large red waiting for the sun to warm things up , found my first Orchid of the year and thought it was Northern Marsh Orchid ?.
Another more sheltered pond had a few Damselflies amongst the tall grass all Azure that I could see but not easy to photograph deep in the grass, a teneral one that fell deeper in as I tried to get nearer,so after a couple of hours I gave up and got home just before the rain .


Large Red damselfly awaiting sunnier times ,but aren't we all !!!!
Azure damselfly

3 comments:

abbey meadows said...

Northern marsh it is. The lip and the lower petals give the flower that distinctive diamond shape. The leaves are usually unspotted.

韋于倫成 said...

世間是非,要如水泥地般水過則乾。..................................................

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks Nigel, it was my intention to have a really close look at Orchids this year ,given some decent weather.
Brian