Broad-bodied chaser ovipositing, Baggeridge

Broad-bodied chaser ovipositing, Baggeridge

Female broad-bodied chaser dragonfly placing her eggs (ovipositing) in the water of a small pool in Baggeridge Country Park. She had mated with a male while I was getting my camera out. Now she was hovering over the water, dipping the rear of her abdomen under the surface again and again.

Spotted orchids, Baggeridge

Spotted orchids, Baggeridge

Spotted orchids flowering in Baggeridge Country Park early last month. They were in an area where there are many of this species, of southern marsh orchids, and of crosses between the two types. These were the most accessible of the first few to flower.

Coot chicks, Bag’s Pool, Baggeridge

Coot chicks, Bag's Pool, Baggeridge

Coot chicks hiding among the flag irises on the edge of Bag’s Pool, Baggeridge while one of the parents heads off to get some food for them. meanwhile. an older chick from a different coot family taking food from a parent in more open water on the pool.