Woodwalton Fen

After my trip to Welney, I headed off to the fantastic Woodwalton Fen NNR. The main draw here are Scarce Chaser and you don’t have to go far to see them. Iain Leach was  already in place and had a few perches placed out.

The first insect I saw though was one of many Red-eyed Damselfly.

Red-eyed Damselfly

There were plenty of Four-spotted Chaser about too and they regularly harassed each other as well as the Scarce Chaser.

Four-spotted Chaser

Four-spotted Chaser

Four-spotted Chaser

After a message from Mark Rossell a few weeks ago made me wonder if the adult Scarce may well be past their best now and despite a fair few being worn and suffering wing damage there were still some nice looking blokes about – no females though.

Scarce Chaser

Scarce Chaser

Scarce Chaser

Scarce Chaser

Scarce Chaser

Scarce Chaser

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2 responses to “Woodwalton Fen

  1. Nice shots John. Were these taken with your new Sigma 150mm?

  2. thedrunkbirder

    Some were and some were with the 100-400 zoom with a 35mm extension tube.

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