Today it is pouring with rain, but yesterday, by contrast, the temperature was 27/28 C.
The hot sunny weather tends to keep the birds lying low, but the insects love it.
A frazzled looking Four-spotted Chaser
Amongst the reedbeds, I found this rather lovely flower.
Not got an ID yet, but it looks like it could be part of the 'pea family'.
(I could be wrong though)
Ringlet; upper and lower wings.
You can see how it got its name
Comma; upper and lower wings.
Got his name from the little 'comma' mark on the underwing.
(sometimes they co-operate)
(male and female)
Common Blue Damselfly.
(Sowing the seed for the next generation. Sadly they will never witness the fruits of their labour. Sad)
Nearly there, bare with me.
And the last two coming up.
I wasn't trying to be flash or anything with these, it's just that they just wouldn't settle, and it was the only way to capture them. Quite a special dragon too; only found in a few locations in the east of England.
I'm gonna slip one more in here, 'cause I like it.
It wasn't taken yesterday in the sun, but a few days ago in my garden.
I get regular visits during the night from these, and usually get them on my night camera when I set it up. This particular morning, I was up early, and he was still around. He'd managed to catch a frog for breakfast.
No frog eating, (I've got that on video for another time maybe), but for now, just a cutesy pose.
Have a great weekend