After failing to find the Scarce Blue-tailed Damselflies the other day I decided to have another go. A few dragonflies were flying including Broad-bodied Chasers and this Four-spotted Chaser.
Jackdaws were patrolling the edge of the main track.
And a male Reed Bunting was holding territory.
I bumped into Barry Reed who knew a good spot for the Damselflies and carefully keeping on the drier ground I managed to get a couple of shots. Similar to the much commoner Blue-tailed Damselfly but to the eye, paler and with more blue on the final segments.
This female Tufted Duck on The New River allowed some close shots.
Amongst the Black-headed Gulls a single 3rd Calendar Year Lesser Black-backed Gull.
After the Dunlin earlier in the week it was good to see a pair of Ringed Plover in almost the same spot.
But the highlight was a hunting Hobby which at times came low over Park Mead hawking for insects.
King's Meads has certainly been productive this month and long may it continue!