Monday, 6 August 2012
Darter.....in your face
Still no Internet or car so everything is still a chore. First time on line since last Wednesday courtesy of an extension into the neighbours back bedroom window so as to connect to the Internet in Segedunum. A trip out on Thursday with Mr. Cheviot to Castle Eden Dene was much appreciated and apart from the Dene itself an hour spent on Castle Bridge had us transfixed by the large numbers of Southern Hawkers tracking along the rides and water to join us on the bridge in the marvellous sunshine. Over 40 sightings of this Hawker with a few Darters joining in the Dragonfest. Loads of Butterflies, mainly in the form of Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown and Ringlet acted as the support acts and a solitary Comma made a guest appearance. Please look HERE to see a macro image of a Common Darter resting on the bridges' handrail.