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Friday, 25 July 2008


Two dragonflies spotted over the last couple of days. On Thursday I'd seen a dragonfly around my garden pond and today it was there again - just as I got the camera up it flew off so not even in focus properly.

I think it's probably a darter but an ID would be very welcome.

Then walking with my grandson and the dog on Esher Common (around Black Pond) on Friday, J spotted this - which I'm sure is a Black-tailed Skimmer. Needless to say, I didn't have the 400 lens so this was taken with a Canon 70-300 IS lens - but not too bad for that!

Then, as we were walking away from the pond, a deer came leaping across ahead of us - I'm sure this must be a Sika deer; it was the right size but I need to research this before I can be sure. In all the time I've been walking here, I've never seen one before - so very pleased with that spot!


Old Wom Tigley said...

No idear what they are called, but well done for capturing them..

Pete said...

commpon darter I think and BT Skimmer.

Sigma 70-300?

Tricia said...

Pete - I believe common Darter too.

Ooops - Canon lens - post duly amended - ta!

oldcrow61 said...

Wow, great shots of the skimmer.

Tricia said...

Tom and OC - thanks for popping in :)

Anonymous said...

Your first Dragonfly is a Common Darter and your second is an immature male Broad-bodied Chaser

Paul Ritchie

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