When I visited Stan yesterday I asked if the foal had been given a name yet and found out that his full name is Carling Star (Fred for short).
There are still very rare sightings of dragonflies near my pond as yet but the Blue-tailed Damselflies are nearly always in evidence. Most are brightly coloured with their heads and tail ends glowing like little jewels in the sunlight.
These I assume are males of the species. Every so often I catch a glimpse of one with much duller markings which I think are the females.
After a gap of many weeks a Robin has started to visit the feeding area.
I am not sure whether this is a juvenile which has nearly all of its adult plumage or an adult which has been battling for its territory.
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