Monday, June 11, 2007

Happy returns

Female Broad-bodied Chaser (DSLR)

Four-spotted Chaser (DSLR)

Early reward for digging out ten tonnes of earth to make a 'bigger' pond in our Peterborough garden (and filling it with water) came on Saturday morning (9.6.07). The sunny weather brought four species of dragonfly to investigate:

Blue-tailed Damselfly,
Azure Damselfly,
Four-spotted Chaser and
Broad-bodied Chaser (at least two females laying eggs!)

I'd never seen the Azure and Four-spot in the garden before (and the Broad-bodied only last week when I was digging the hole), and the garden drag list has now expanded to 11 species.