As we were returning from a gentle walk round the cricket field I saw the usual group of House Sparrows having a good old bathe in the dust.
With the Lumix TZ7 I was able to get the above still shot and the following hand held video.
It had been a misty night and there was plenty of dew on the hedges this morning. On one particular hedge was a line of sheet webs. A type I had never really noticed before.
I wonder how long it takes a spider to construct these webs as they seem to have a lot more silk in their construction than in an orb web. A criss cross of single threads can be seen above the web. The idea being that a flying insect will bump into a thread and be knocked down to land in the sheet web. Fascinating how many different ways various species of spider have developed to catch their prey.
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