Another long hot day out in the Sussex countryside was very successful. I started at a private site where a male Honey Buzzard and male Goshawk flew through, and then the rest of the day was spent on Ashdown Forest catching up on some newly emerged Dragonflies (namely Brilliant Emerald and Keeled Skimmer) and a few different Orchid species, and a bonus singing Wood Warbler. A cone and a flake was also very welcome.
male Honey Buzzard - click on image to enlarge
Birds Nest Orchid
singing Wood Warbler
Brilliant Emerald - just about make out the incurving anal appendages and the yellow frons. My first perched photo of this species.
Heath Spotted Orchid
immature Keeled Skimmer
Early Marsh Orchid