12 June, 2008

Extremadura, Spain, May 2008 - Part 2

A male Montagu's Harrier

A curious Southern Grey Shrike

A Calandra Lark in song flight

Corn Bunting

Do you get White Stork here ? :~)

Common Stonechat

08 June, 2008

Sandhouse Lane NR and surrounds

A bright sunny day with a slight breeze. Very few butterflies about, so Odonata were the order of the day.

Downy Emerald - Cordulia aenea
Only recently have these been rediscovered in the county. I'd missed them in previous years but there were a fair few to be seen today. I did not see any perched individuals making photography more challenging !

Four-spotted Chaser - Libellula quadrimaculata
More obliging - frequently seen perched.

Red-eyed Damselfly - Erythromma najas

Azure Damselfly - Coenagrion puella

Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula