27 June 15 At The Eyes

28th June 2015
Tempus fugit and all of that, it had been three weeks since I visited “The Eyes” so I made my way there on Saturday. It’s not the Akamas Peninsula or the Troodos but it has it’s own charm.

I’ve included some photos from my last visit as well as Saturday.

03 June


Great crested grebe


Great crested grebe


Great crested grebe


Coot


Coot


Great crested grebe

27 June


Feather

After I crossed the footbridge there were quite a few damselflies on the wing.


Azure damselfly

On the south pool there was a pair of tufted duck male and female and a few coots and moorhens but not much else and it looks like the water level has dropped somewhat since my last visit.


Tufted duck

As I made my way to the John Morgan hide I noted some sycamore seeds waiting to take flight, I remember playing helicopters with them when I was young.

Helicopters

I was taking my time walking to the Morgan hide as I was looking for insects but nothing much was leaping out of the vegetation and waving at me.


Honey bee

When I reached the John Morgan hide and opened the shutter I was expecting to find it overgrown with vegetation but it had been cut down which was great news.

There were plenty of birds on the scrape but not a lot of anything going on, it was very quiet really.


Black-headed gull


Gadwall in flight (monochrome)

While I was rooting around waiting for some action I did find a weevil to photograph.


Weevil (Phyllobius Pomaceus)

Thanks for reading

Andy

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