Strumpshaw dragonflies, 31 May 2014

We may have been unlucky with Swallowtail at Stumpshaw today (the sun decided to disappear as we arrived!) but some odonata more than made up for that. Best of all was a pristine female Scarce Chaser perched up nicely on the Lackford Run. At least 5 Norfolk Hawkers were less obliging though! Hairy Dragonfly, Four-spotted Chaser, Banded Demoiselle, Azure Damselfly and Blue-tailed Damselfly completed the picture.
Birdwise a mega Bittern flew across the reedbed when I stopped for a well timed call of nature! 2 Cuckoos, 2 Common Terns, c7 Cetti's Warblers and Marsh Harrier were the best of the rest. 3 Common Lizards were also showing nicely on the short boardwalk off the Lackford Run.
Scarce Chaser

Banded Demoiselle

Azure Damselfly

Common Lizard

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