Friday, 11 June 2010
Emerging damselflies, fledgling great tits
I have noticed the odd red damselfly in our garden over the last few weeks. This morning I noticed several in the process of emerging from their larval form. The larvae live in the depth of the pond for 2 or 3 years and then climb up the stems of vegetation until they are a short way above the surface of the water. After a while the skin spits and the adult emerges.
In the afternoon, a family of sparrows visited the garden searching for insects on the lawn and border.