Dragons and Peacocks

Broad-bodied Chaser catching the morning sunshine at Higher Hyde Heath
The unmistakeable, male Keeled Skimmer catching the morning sunshine at Higher Hyde Heath. Aggressive and strongly territorial eventually I managed to approach it without spooking it. Fortunately in common with many other insects they do have a tendency to return to a favourite spots for sunbathing.
A fresh Peacock butterfly
A fresh Peacock butterfly – again sunbathing.
Keeled Skimmer. If you select the photo it should take you to a closer view of the compound eyes. Keeled Skimmer
Keeled Skimmer. If you select the photo it should take you to a closer view of the compound eyes. Keeled Skimmer (female)  – a very good day for sunbathing!
Common Lizard Common Lizard
Common Lizard.
In addition to this adult great to see a few very dark young ones.
With patience even during an unusually warm morning common lizards can be approached quite closely. Just avoid sudden movements and creating a shadow.
Large Skipper nectaring on Bramble
Large Skipper nectaring on Bramble.

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