We set off about 7.30 and found the site without too much trouble, there are signs for the car park the RSPB have set up in agreement with a nearby farmer. All very well organised I thought. Crossing the road it's short walk along a bridleway by the quarry to the viewing point. There were already quite a few people there when we arrived and the birds hadn't been seen for about 10 minutes or so. But not to worry they soon appeared.
No mistaking the colouring on the wings as one flew across my field of view and onto the branches they are using as their perch. Two birds at first but another two soon followed. They were beyond my lens for photos but I snapped a couple anyway, you can just about tell what the blurry dots are!
We watched them eat bees and butterflies through the scope, beautiful stunning birds and a joy to watch. We stayed around half an hour and enjoyed every minute. Though I got the sense my daughter got a little bored after about ten minutes when the phone came out........
The quarry itself is a perfect spot, several pools and lots of Butterflies, Damselflies, Bees and bugs around, the sun had brought everything out. We also saw Swifts, Sand Martins, Little Ringed Plover, Grey Wagtail, Tufted Duck, Lapwing and Goldfinch.
Common Blue Damsel Fly?
Edit - Green-veined White
Well worth the trip!