Blue-tailed Damselflies - Ischnura elegans in mating wheel.
Yesterday I spotted a male Scarce Chaser - Libellula fulva, the first of this species I've ever seen on Seaton Marshes. Unfortunately it kept perching a bit too distantly for good photos but I got a couple of record shots of it.
The only birds on the pond were this Mute Swan and her single cygnet.
An extremely common plant on Seaton Marshes: Hemlock Water Dropwort - Oenanthe crocata.
Probably Britain's most poisonous native plant, insects love it!
I think this is a rather worn Andrena cineraria - Ashy Mining Bee.
(Thanks for the ID Dave)
The not so lovely flower of Water Figwort with an unidentified bug.
Snipe Fly - Rhagio scolopaceus.
Aka the 'down-looker fly', here seen looking down.
It's good to see Small Tortoiseshell making such a great comeback this year.
Cut-leaved Cranesbill - Geranium dissectum
Hedge Woundwort - Stachys sylvatica
Meadowsweet - Filipendula ulmaria
Privet - Ligustrum vulgare
Spotted Medick - Medicago arabica
Tufted Vetch - Vicia cracca
Wild Radish - Raphanus raphanistrum
Sweet Briar - Rosa rubiginosa
Smells every bit as exquisite as it looks!
A couple of photos from the Axe Yacht Club from last week which I forgot to put on here.
Six-Spot Burnet Moth with a face-full of Red Valerian pollen.
Finally,on Monday evening I heard the local Herring Gulls going berserk and made it out onto the garden in time to see a Red Kite flying over. I missed at least six of these over the town last year so this is the first for the garden. Shame it was cloudy ... definitely record shot conditions....