Thursday, 31 May 2007
Sunday, 27 May 2007
It's taking a lot of effort to create the seasonal pond.............
and it will be a particularly attractive feature, believe me!
No more suggestions for the shape though, it's supposed to look natural.
Sunday, 20 May 2007
I went back and got some pictures of the fish, though it's not easy to do so when they're small and underwater. These were in the mere itself, right on the edge, next to the far end of the bridge. There was a shoal of about 50 or more.
Also spotted were both male and female bullfinches feeding at the same time. The male is the more colourful of the two, at the bottom.
I had my macro lens so I went hunting for smaller beasties. Here are some that I found. Note the three aphids line astern on the stem above the moth.
Saturday, 19 May 2007
Just went down to the reserve today and was astounded to see a 6cm greeny brown fish under the bridge nearest the river. Probably a fully grown stickleback, but my fish identification skills are limited. Lots of small (1-2cm) dark fish hiding around the edges near the next bridge, by the spit too.
I couldn't get a picture of the fish though, so here's a damselfly - a Banded Demoiselle I believe.
The ducklings were also out - just five of them, and quite grown up now. I also saw one or two moorhen chicks with mother, though they were darting amongst the fringes and so hard to be sure whether it was one chick going in circles or two in a row.
Finally - a picture of a ladybird larva for those that don't know what one looks like. They're quite different to the finished bug!
Posted by Sam Carr at 18:03