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Saturday, June 28, 2008

28th June

A warm day with not much about. There were a few more dragonflies around and the first Common Darter of the year was in area 25.


This youngster had more idea of where his next meal might be, unlike his father who was on one of the pathways nearby.

The Common Terns are still courting, as the male is seen bringing her another fish.
And yet another fish arrives, he is certainly an expert at catching them.

However this Stickleback is being awkward.

She cannot get it into a good position to swallow.

In the end she gave up.

Emperor Dragonflies were seen in several areas with long vegetation.


Black-tailed Skimmer male in area 25

A vixen and one of the cubs enjoy a spot of sunbathing in the Leaf Yard Wood, area 29.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Love the stickleback pictures! I'm a scientist at Stanford University in California working in a lab that looks at the genetics of sticklebacks, including spine morphology (some populations have none, others vary in spine length). Interesting factoid: did you know that the stickleback genome has been sequenced? (see http://www.ensembl.org/Gasterosteus_aculeatus/index.html)