Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Marston Thrift pond

A visit to Marston Thrift to look for Black Hairstreak (none seen) led to the ponds at about 16:30 where I counted through binoculars 19 Great Crested Newts swimming on the surface - I've never seen so many before.

Several four-spotted chasers were contending for the females, of which one was laying.


A water boatman drifted close enough to be snapped.

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