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Friday, 12 July 2013

Dragonflies out in force

11th July
Shibdon Pond - Mediterranean Gull (2nd summer)
Far Pasture NR - 2 Male Broad-bodied Chasers and 3 Four-spotted chasers,

10th July
Saltwell Park - 1 Red Fox
Cowen Road, Blaydon - Meadow Brown and Large Red Damselfly
Shibdon Pond - Mediterranean Gull (2nd summer)

9th July
Kibblesworth brickworks pools - 3 Black-tailed Skimmer, 1 Emperor Dragonfly, 30+ Four-spotted Chasers, 30+ Common Darter, a Painted Lady butterfly, Small Skipper, Small Heath, Ringlet, Common Blue and Meadow Browns

Late news for 6th July
Shibdon Pond - Mediterranean Gull (2nd summer) also one Golden Plover

Nice to see a Med Gull in Gateshead during the summer but probably not as good as Sopley pigfields in Hampshire which currently is attracting up to 350 of them!

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