Jul 142010

Well I did manage to see a few other things today, but didn’t have my camera with me. I got up early and cycled round the lake scouting out where the early morning action is. Loads of damselflies on the other side of the lake from where I was last time. Will take camera and video camera next time. A couple more garden shots of red veined darters (just in case you’re not bored of them yet) :devil:

These guys are amazing. They let you get so close you can hear them crunching their food. This afternoon two of them were sitting on the top of the chain-link fence. I pretty much know where they hang out now. :yes:

red veined darter

This was on top of the chain-link fence sticking it’s backside in the air.

red veined darter

Jul 112010

Shortly after arriving in Zgierz, I came across these male red veined darters in the garden. Delighted to see them again. The same species were seen here last year but a bit later in the season. Perhaps the hot weather and rain from earlier in the year has “advanced” the season a bit?

Male red veined darter

Another male red veined darter (a bit more mature)