Saturday 24 April 2010

Nutmegged by a Lady

Another warm Saturday, another fruitless search for Odonata.

However, the day was cheered up immeasurably by several sweet natural history moments.

Starting off in the garden with a visit from a Speckled Wood...

Then on to Walton Lake and several brushes with a Brimstone...

And finally to Linford Lakes, where we were entertained by Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Hobby and our first Common Terns of the year. Then, whilst attempting to cosy up to a Comma, I noticed a ladybird scurrying towards it, pass directly underneath the butterfly without breaking stride, and carry on without either insect becoming in the slightest perturbed. I, on the other hand, couldn't decide which one to photograph, so you'll have to make do with this panicky snap.

It would appear to be a 24-spot Ladybird and Boro should definitely sign it up to strengthen our forward line for next season.

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