Sunday, 26 May 2013

26th May

Another glorious spring day on the Avalon Marshes with much the same birds as yesterday; Bittern, Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Great White Egret and Bearded Tit all seen well. No Cranes today though.
The damselflies are truly a sight to behold at the moment. In the early mornings before they all lift up high, up to 5 species are hanging around lines of nettles and long grass on the edge of paths in their thousands. The spiders are making the most of this food source and are catching many in their nets, creating epic battles of life and death every few metres along the pathways. It's not quite lions and wildebeest in the Masai Mara, but it's still a fascinating struggle to watch.

Damselfly carnage!

This Red-eyed Damselfly has avoided the spiders webs for now

Little Egret

Spotted Flycatcher, now back on territory


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