Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Postcard from the North Yorkshire Coast


 Grey seals

 A toad (and the ferrule of my husband's walking stick).


 Painted Lady

 Brimstone

 An odd threesome of Southern Hawkers

 Kestrel?


If anyone can ID the dragonfly/darter/chaser in the fourth picture down, feel free!

3 comments:

WendyB said...

Oh, those seals are lovely! I think late summer (and autumn) is a good time for them, lucky you!

Saw a fabulous huge dragonfly here yesterday, like a mini-helicopter, and very iridescent 'jewel' colours/turquoise and gold - I've not managed to ID it yet - but I wonder if the one you've asked about here is a "Common Darter"? Markings do seem to vary with sex and age though, and I'm no expert....

Also saw a Green Woodpecker feeding on the grass, and managed to creep up quite close - no camera with me though.. Still a total absence of water voles, none for over 6 weeks now.. :(

Kate said...

That's disappointing about the voles. I've not been able to get down for a fortnight, so I'm going to check it out now.

Thanks for the dragonfly ID. Yours might be a Southern Hawker? I'm v jealous of your green woodpecker sighting.

LaPré DelaForge said...

Kate, I think your picture of the three Hawkers is a wonderful spot...
must be a shortage of females in Nth Yorks...
possible caption...
"Hoi, I saw her first!"....
or...
"My turn next?"....

Love the seals!
Tim