As soon as I started to wander along the footpath I couldn't help but notice how many Gatekeepers was on the wing.
Photographing the wildlife was not easy as the sun was in the wrong position for most of the time, also I tend to have a problem with balance.
From there on until I got to the bottom of Marsh Road I saw the following butterfly species:
Speckled Wood.. Small Copper.. Holly Blue.. Comma.. Ringlet.. Small White.. Green Veined.
Other wildlife seen was as follows: Greenfly.. Meadow Grasshopper.. Ruddy Darter.. and what i think is a Common Darter. I wasn't sure how to distinguish between that and a Southern Darter( help please).
Here are a some of the photo's taken on of the walk.
PS. Thanks to Greenie and Shysongbird for confirming that the female dragonfly was a Common Darter. After seeing a Southern Darter I then began to doubt myself. It seems as if my first identification was right.
PS. I have now realized that I have made a huge gaff thanks to my fellow bloggers coments. I knew that the photo was a Greenbottle, when I wrote the post, why I wrote Greenfly I have no idea. Has anyone ever seen a greenfly that big before? I wouldn't like them eating my roses!
|above and below: Small Copper Butterfly|
|Green Veined Butterfly|
|Speckled Wood Butterfly|
|Holly Blue Butterfly|
|Male Ruddy Darter Dragonfly|
|Female Common Darter Dragonfly|
DUNGENESS RSPB RESERVE, 19TH JULY.
Common Tern photo's taken from the Denge Marsh Hide.
|3 Common Tern photo's|