31/7/16 For the second weekend in a row headed to North Yorkshire with RL and ML for dragonflies [see here]. This time Transmire Bog. Arriving early afternoon it was cold and searching the stream I only had a brief view of a largish blue dragonfly. However moving to the bog itself had did better first with a male Broad-bodied chaser then several Keeled Skimmers including a copulating pair.
Male Broad-bodied Chaser-Transmire Bog-ML
Pair of Keeled Skimmer-Transmire Bog
Also had Large Red Damselfly and a Black Darter.
Large Red Damselfly-Transmire Bog
Black Darter-Transmire Bog
And a small Common Toad.
Common Toad-Transmire Bog
Due the cool conditions had only a few butterflies, a Small Heath and a small ‘whites”.
Again checked the stream having our first Golden-ringed Dragonfly on crossing the road. However initially only had brief views but eventually RL found one at rest further up the stream.
Male Golden-ringed Dragonfly-Transmire
Bird wise the best was Tree Pipit but otherwise only Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail and a few Swallow.
Moved on to Langdale End to check the the Derwent for Beautiful Demoiselle. No luck though as it was too cold and the river was more shaded than we’d expected. A few Spotted Flycatchers, now a rare bird, but I didn’t get a decent view.