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17th July 2019 – out and about

I have been very distracted by the Cricket World Cup and dashing about the country in the last few weeks but nonetheless I have been able to have a few local walks and am now enjoying a few days in the Peak District where I have taken some nature photos.

It’s been more a time for insects  – butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies in particular.

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Photos taken in Stoke Park on 12th July

DSC00348Male four spot chaser in Stoke Park

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Photos taken in Eastville Park on 13th July

 

DSC01185Juvenile grey heron in Eastville Park

 

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Photos taken en route to the Peak District at stops at Gloucester Motorway Services and Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

DSC01809We had a lengthy stop at Gloucester Motorway Services even though it is less than 30 miles north of Bristol due to the great opportunity to photograph dragonflies

 

 

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Photos taken at Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs in the Peak District

DSC08531Large skipper near Ladybower Reservoir