Saturday, 18 May 2013

18th May

It was another superb sunny day on the Avalon Marshes today, and dragonflies are out in force!

Four-spotted Chaser, my first of the year
Hairy Dragonfly

Huge numbers of damselflies have hatched recently, so many that
this Blue-tailed and Azure had to share the same blade of grass!

The increase in invertebrates has seen a corresponding increase in Hobbies, with over 50 across the Avalon Marshes today, Noah's Lake at Shapwick Heath NNR seems to be attracting the biggest numbers. A Red Kite and a Peregrine were also over Shapwick, and a Garganey and a Bearded Tit at Ham Wall RSPB.

Just outside the Avalon Marshes, a BLACK STORK was reported flying SSW over Woolavington this afternoon (per SOS message board)


  1. Lovely Joe, I didn't realise you could see 4 spotted Chaser on the Levels!

  2. Looks like now is the time to see them Jenny, quite a few at Ham Wall today


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