Sunday, 5 June 2016

Rushy Lock & Shellingford

In the morning we went on a pleasant circular walk in the Rushy Lock area, which was notable for a "flock" of 4 Curlews and several large broods of goslings of the Canada Geese variety. There were also 20+ Banded Demoiselles around the lock itself.

In the afternoon, wanting to make the most of the sudden onset of lovely warm, sunny weather I went back to Shellingford Pit to see how the dragonflies were getting on. Better than last week was the short answer! There were plenty of Common Blue/Azure Damsels, a few Red-eyed Damsels and 2 Broad-Bellied Chasers, 1 Black-tailed Skimmer and 1 Four-spotted Chaser. Also perhaps my first site record of Curlew, bubbling in the distance.

Broad-bodied Chaser


  1. Beautiful! Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

  2. Thanks Linda. I'm most impressed someone from so far away is interested in my humble local blog!