Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dragon Hunting

Set out this morning in search of Dragonflies and Damsel Flies.

Started inland at Branton Conservtion Pond near Powburn.

This pair of Great Crested Grebes took turns incubating the eggs. Their courtship display is spectacular however, they continue the rituals even when swapping over roles ... so 'romantic'   aaaaah!

Little Ringed Plover a rare breeding bird in Northumberland.

Spider ... at last a chance to test my ID skills.

Well after a long time I think it might be .. Larinioides cornutus  catchy name. Please let me know if I'm wrong, just starting this spider ID lark.

Ragged Robin happier with this idenification.

Teasel ( again easy ID)

Oh No!
Two spiders in one day. This should be named Hide Spider because I always find them in the hide windows of birdwatching hides.

Again a tentative ID for this .. Zygiella x-notata (male)?

A morning wandering around Northumberland always a pleasure and so much to learn.

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