Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Moors.....

Female Adder.
Female Bog-bush Cricket.
A whole day to myself today,as Trace was at work all day,so i decided to visit Crowle Moor NNR,one of my favourite dragonfly sites.Bird wise,it was pretty quiet,but i did manage to record 6 Willow Tit,which is always encouraging,with this lovely little tit species declining in most areas.Insects where well represented,with several species of Shield-bugs,9 species of butterfly,which included 3 late Large Skipper and 6 species of Dragonfly,with 3 Bog-bush Cricket also seen.I didn't see any mammals on this visit,the first time for a long time,i havn't seen at least one Roe Deer,but there was plenty of signs of these and Red Deer along the many paths around the reserve.Highlight of the day,apart from the dragons,was a cracking female Adder watched basking along the side of one of the tracks and she gave superb,close views down to about 12 inches while i reeled off as many shots with the camera as i could without disturbing her.The only other reptile seen was 4 Common Lizard,this species being a bit thin on the ground at the sites i have visited this year.A great day out again at this brilliant site.

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