Wednesday, 23 June 2010

20th June 2010 (Thursley Common)

Back to the common for more dragonflies and saw:

Black-tailed Skimmer
Azure Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Four-spotted Chaser
Large Red Damselfly
Downy Emerald
Banded Demoiselle

An unfortunate Mallard duckling was snatched from the water by a Grey Heron and while the duck Mallard went totally ballistic the heron drowned the youngster and then swallow it whole.

A couple of girls who were chatting nearby while I was trying to photograph the Downy Emeralds (one of which landed very briefly) pointed out that a Grass Snake was swimming across the lake - the same one as I saw last time?

Finally, around the heath I saw 4 Woodlarks and at least 2 Hobbies.

Photos: Grey Heron (with duckling), Common Frog, Sundew, Black-tailed Skimmer

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