Mike Averill writes about the rare skimmer Libellula fulva he photographed while checking the water levels on Wilden Marsh yesterday: “The scarce chaser that Brett Westwood saw was still there but fully coloured now, It was un-rubbed, so he has not found a female. I was intrigued as to whether the scarce chaser could be on the River Stour, as is chemically cleaner now, so I walked upstream to the northern weir. However, despite the perfect weather conditions, no more were found; plenty of banded’s, though, including larval cases.

Female goosander on the river.”

Mike doesn’t think the Westside Girls are getting enough blog exposure, so he sends a photo of them.

Thanks for the info, Mike.

IMG_4193 (2) Scarce Chaser Wilden Marsh


Westside girls.

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