Saturday, July 15, 2006

Bratley Plain pools

Today (14th July) I visited the pools between Milkham and Slufters Inclosures looking for the reported Red-veined Darters. Unfortunately there was no sign of them. However a good number of dragonflies were over the pools:

Four-spotted Chaser - 2
Broad-bodied Chaser - 2
Emperor Dragonfly - at least 6
Emerald Damselfly - 6
Common Blue Damselfly - at least 20
Keeled Skimmer - 4
Black-tailed Skimmer - 2
Common Darter - 5
Black Darter - 3
Golden Ringed Dragonfly - 1

I also had an excellent view of a Honey Buzzard nearby which was in view for some 15 minutes.