Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Junior Has a Name

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).

Angel With Carling Star

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.

Blue-tailed Damselfly

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.

Blue-tailed Damselfly

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.


  1. John must be an expensive foal to have a posh name.
    Dragon flies are scarce this year as are butterflies, last year was superb though.
    Can never tell with Robins always scrapping over something. grand photos as usual.

  2. I don't get many dragons visit my pond and they are usually around in August and September.

    Robins are certainly vicious little fighters.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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