Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I was wrong

It turns out that despite the cold, wind and rain a brave broad-bodied chaser has decided to emerge from one of our ponds today.

Female broad-bodied chaser Libellula depressa at

14:58

15:03

17:53

Her wings seem close to fully developed, but it's now 19:20 and still she hasn't opened them. There was very little heat earlier in the day and I suspect it's too cold for her to take her maiden flight now. Hopefully she'll make it through the night, but I'm not sure what her chances are. Fingers crossed.

2 comments:

GB said...

I'm quite excited to see if she survives.

Scriptor Senex said...

Great photos - as usual.