Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sunday 8th July

An hour visit this morning accompanied by my 5 year old, Iris. She was keen to try out her new bins. Well of course she ended up finding something very interesting. A Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly Nymph.



FOUR SPOTTED CHASER NYMPH


We also saw a Grass Snake, 2 Slow Worm, 3 Reed Warbler, a female Bullfinch, Willow Warbler, 2 Mistle Thrush and a Juv Green Woodpecker. Also this juv Robin.


Juv ROBIN

4 Comments:

At 11:29 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four-spotted Chaser. Hawker larvae are more elongated ('cigar shaped').

Greg

 
At 5:19 pm, Blogger Steve said...

Thanks Greg! I knew you'd know. I will change the caption.

 
At 9:55 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm being really pedantic here, but when I said larvae I should have said nymphs. Plus larvae is plural (larva singular). So the pic is of a Four-spotted chaser nymph! G

 
At 7:47 pm, Anonymous Dean ( mostlymacro ) said...

Nice find by Iris, Steve. A naturalist in the making there.

 

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