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Winkle on Elmer Beach taken as part of the Wildlife Trusts #30DaysWild challenge for World Oceans Day 0

#30DaysWild – Day 8 – The Ocean

As today, June 8th, is World Oceans Day it gives me a good excuse to share a couple more of my photos from Elmer Beach on the South Coast. To me there’s nothing more wonderful than walking along the beach on a warm day and watching the sea roll in. I’m fascinated by waves (I can watch them for hours!) but do try and look closer at the marine life around me, including sea birds that rely on foraging for bugs when the tide goes out. As you saw in my previous post, on Elmer Beach I discovered colourful anemones...

Blue Damselfly taken as part of the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild challenge 0

#30DaysWild- Day 4 – Blue Damselflies

I spent today chasing blue damselflies in a blustery wind. This probably wasn’t the wisest way to spend a Sunday with my camera because the wind kept buffeting my subject out of shot every time I lined up to go click. Watching them was fun but the females proved shy and kept playing that cute game called ‘let’s hide behind this blade of grass every time you point that camera at me.’ They do it all of the time. I’ve been known to chase them round and round the same blade of grass for ages without getting one shot. Crickets...

Large Red Damselfly 4

#30DaysWild – Day 3 – Damselfly

Today’s random act of wildness was to wait patiently while this Large Red Damselfly flew backwards and forwards trying to catch her lunch. At last she caught it and settled to munch her bug. She kept twitching and the wind swayed the leaf she’d rested on from side to side, but eventually I managed to capture a shot of her spitting out the wings. Yeach, don’t want to eat those nasty wings. I imagine that once she’d also dismissed the black outer wings there wasn’t much left to eat at all. Little wonder she only rested for a short time...