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Sunday, 14 June 2009

At last, Scarce Chaser!

A fourth visit to the Marsh in the Waveney valley, finally reaped dividends when I was lucky enough to photograph several Norfolk Hawker dragonflies including an oviposting (egg laying) female around the dykes bordering the track. I finally spotted the much sought after Scarce Chaser perched on the sword like leaf of a Yellow Flag Iris, it was a mature male with black tipped blue abdomen brownish tinge on the edge of the wings and the all important black smudge on the base of the wings. Unfortunately it was perched on the middle of the dyke and was partially obscured by foliage but I was able to get some reasonable shots.
Elsewhere. the local cow herd disturbed a young family of Pheasants and a distant Cuckoo called.

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