Yesterday I had a quick wander around Black Pond on Esher Common looking for damselflies. I know it's too early for the much sought after Emerald Dragonfly - not till late June or July but.....
I did manage to spot a pair of Broad Bodied Chasers - who wouldn't stay still for very long but, finally the female settled - way over the other side of the pool of water. I heard three Reed Warblers around the pond, but couldn't see any of them!
Nothing else about much so I headed off for a quick look at the birds in Claremont Gardens.
Coots up to strange body antics again - they learn early!!
A quick snack - this a different family - there were at least three coot families
A Greylag had a drink
whilst this couple were happy resting..
and this little one liked daisies!
whilst another had an afternoon rest.
A Peacock butterfly sunbathed.
Then today, I had a walk with a friend in Bushy Park - we spent our time mostly in the Woodland Gardens where we were rewarded with the sight of -
a Female Banded Demoiselle
(I think - please correct me if I'm wrong - equally I'd like to know if I'm right :D)
The colours were amazing as it happily had an afternoon snack
before flying further away - but the sun really caught the colour of its wings - amazing colours!
Just a quick post today.