Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Damsels

The countryside is filed with Damselflies at the moment. as we walked around the lakes of straw's Bridge this morning, there seemed to be hundreds of them flitting about. This one obliged by settling on a leaf for me to take its photo.
It turned out to be a Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans. Common in Britain, they congregate around rivers, lakes, ponds and canals and are tolerant of slightly polluted water. This species is most easily identified by the sky blue eighth segment of its abdomen.
The lakes were looking beautiful this morning, despite the rather overcast conditions.
Its all looking very green right now...
And the resident Mute Swans were still on the look-out for food from anyone who ventured by.
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