Myself and Sharpy decided to cut our losses after an hour or so and pay a visit to Thursley Common with a view to brushing up on our amateurish odonata id skills. The good old camera/book strategy paid dividends I think, but mistake corrections are always most welcome.
|Black Tailed Skimmer|
|Common Blue Damselfly|
|Large Red Damselfly|
|Small Red Damselfly|
The resident Dartford Warblers managed to elude us but of avian interest were Redstart and Hobby. Common Lizards were soaking up the rays along the boardwalk,
...... and some beautifully intricate Orchids (help please if you can, I don't have an Orchid book) were growing round the margin of one of the pools
|Orchid sp ???|
It might be mid-summer doldrums time where birds are concerned but there are still plenty of excuses to grab your bins and camera and head for the countryside.