Male common darter dragonfly resting on the handrail of the footbridge over Compton Park pool. There have been some there in late summer every year since the pool was created in 2013.
Elderberries, unripe and just beginning to ripen. Two bunches; one still bright green, the other with the green fading and starting to redden. They were on shadier and more sunlit sides of the same bush.
Common blue butterfly which landed just a couple of yards from me, resting on a grass leaf by the bridle path near Pool Hall fishing pool.
Crowd of teazles on the ever more burgeoning plants growing near the edge of the wetland area in Compton Park.
Hawker dragonfly patrolling its territory, a stretch of the canal at Compton. A pair of swans by the far bank seem to have been preening together every one of the several times I visited that area recently.
Pair of moorhens with young looking chicks, perhaps hatched earlier that day, on the main pond at the Packhorse Bridge LNR, Hampton in Arden.
Butterflies, visitors to a garden at various times over a couple of sunny July days, mostly attracted to feed on buddleia flowers.
Bunch of vibernum berries, beginning to ripen on a bush behind Compton Lock.
Two West Park herons at separate vantage points, one on each island early one morning.
Locks as the Staffs and Worcs Canal begins its long descent to the Severn at Stourport after the summit level ends at Compton. Wightwick Mill, Wightwick, Dimmingsdale, Ebstree, Awbridge and the Bratch.
Lone female or immature goosander standing on a log on the downstream end of the Bylet, in the Severn at Bridgnorth.
Skipper butterflies feeding or resting on leaves. From the Barley Field and Baggeridge Country Park.