Friday, September 18, 2009

Duck End Nature Reserve

A late lunch was spent in a slow wander around the reserve.

Can you spot the Bank Voles? You should be able to find 3 (you might need to click on the photo for a closer view!). They were alongside a nest under a corrugated tin refuge. I have a real fondness for Bank Voles - they're so confiding!

The Yellow-legged Centurion (Sargus flavipes)is a species of Soldierfly, so-called because of the gaudy colours which resemble military parade uniforms. This is my 9th Soldierfly species for this reserve.

Other wildlife included a Kingfisher (heard but not seen), Migrant Hawker and Common Darter dragonflies, and several Hoverfly species: Platycheirus scutatus (male & female); Eristalis pertinax; Neoascia podagrica and Myathropa florea.

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