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Black-tailed skimmer

By oldgreyheron      
Once again RSPB Saltholme shows that the RSPB is giving all sorts of nature a home. Here we have what I hope is a broad-bodied chaser dragonfly resting on the path to the Saltholme hide.


Edit at 19:30 - ID wrong, title changed to Black-tailed skimmer - thanks Brian.

Tags: Dragonfly Tees Rspb Estuary Wildlife and nature Saltholme

Voters: Lesley1959, NaturesHaven, andylea and 20 more

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
19 Jul 2013 7:11PM
Well captured, what a beautiful powder blue. Carol

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bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
19 Jul 2013 7:16PM
It's a Black-tailed Skimmer.Smile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 7:20PM
Well captured,

19 Jul 2013 7:26PM

Quote:It's a Black-tailed Skimmer

Thanks Brian, I was unsure and have no expertise in this field...

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jul 2013 7:50PM
Sharp and clear, good one!
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 9:18PM
This is superb Mike,
Irishkate Plus
7 41 112 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2013 9:35PM
Lots of detail captured despite the choosen resting place.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
19 Jul 2013 10:00PM
A fine shot Mike, just like myself you did not have a very favourable background. I too thought it was a broad bodied chaser until i saw Karen Bolts (epzer KarenFB) pic of one she took beside the Exeter canal last week.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
20 Jul 2013 1:04PM
Great detail you've captured, Mike.


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