Daily Archives: May 18, 2018

Photography Day

Todays plan was down to Old Moor to see the Glossy Ibis and photo hopefully some Dragonflies and then up to North cave Wetlands for Hoverflies and Dragonflies.

The day started well with on arrival good views of the Glossy Ibis but always at a safe distance for my camera, Dingy Skipper was a nice new find for the year along Green Lane, the other target species happened with a bit of searching but I did finally manage to see a single Four Spotted Chaser, of which I did manage to get a photo of

Four Spotted Chaser at Old Moor

Four Spotted Chaser

On then up to North Cave Wetlands were I managed to find a new Hoverfly for me a Cheilosia variabillis, dragonflies were a little bit more difficult with only a handful of Four Spotted Chasers about despite searching, should have been here yesterday one guy said….how many times have I heard that. I was hoping for a Broad Bodied Chaser, which didn’t happen, so I spent some time taking photos of the Four Spotted Chasers.

Azure Damselflies and Brimstone Butterflies were a nice distraction whilst watching the Four Spotted Chasers

Four Spotted Chaser and Brimstone Butterfly, North Cave Wetlands

Four Spotted Chaser


Day List at Old Moor :- Avocet, Blackbird, Blackcap, Black headed Gull, Canada Goose, Crow, Coot, Gadwall, Glossy Ibis, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Jackdaw, Lapwing, Lesser Black backed Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Magpie, Mallard, Mediterranean Gull, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pochard, Redshank, Reed Warbler, Robin, Sand Martin, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon

Brimstone, Dingy Skipper, Green veined White, Orange tip, Small White, Speckled Wood

Azure Damselfly, Blue tailed damselfly, Four Spotted Chaser

Day List at North Cave Wetlands : Blackbird, Blackcap, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Cettis Warbler, Chaffinch,

Brimstone, Green veined White, Orange tip, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood

Azure Damselfly, Four Spotted Chaser