Monday, 30 August 2010

A Fuzzy Photo

This is just by way of a record shot. A few days ago I spotted Common Darter dragonflies laying eggs in the garden pond. I took a lot of photos but not one in focus! I dashed in to get the camcorder but by the time I got back they had separated. This is the first time I have seen dragons lay eggs in my pond.

Fuzzy Dragonflies

Since the weather changed to cooler wet days the activity at the bird feeders has been frantic. A pair of Goldfinches regularly  bring their three offspring and I spotted at least one juvenile Greenfinch. House Sparrows arrive by the dozen, up to seventeen at a time, as do the Starlings. Blue, Coal and Great Tits are regulars again along with Chaffinches. And yes, the chattering Magpie still visits, often calling another to join it.


  1. Hello John, Its good to be back :) and it sounds like very good news that the dragons are egg laying in your pond!

    For the first time in years my garden has been full of House Sparrows in the last few days. I think the pair that visited last year and again this, must have raised several very successful broods which is great :)

  2. Hello Jan. I am pleased you are able to enjoy your blogging again. It has been a good breeding season for the House Sparrows here also. They now arrive as a flock descending on all the feeders.


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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