Monday, 14 April 2014

Avocets and a Great Crested Newt

Chiffchaff, Hylloscopus collybita
On Saturday I visited Pulborough Brooks and heard Nightingales and even saw one. There were 4 Avocets in front of Nettley’s Hide. An obliging Chiffchaff settled on a branch by Jubbs View.  While I was attempting to photograph a pondskater I spotted a female Great Crested Newt laying eggs on pondweed, a Potamogeton. A male Large Red Damselfly landed nearby. It still had its yellow stripe which will turn red as it matures.
Avocets, Recurvirostra avosetta

Canada Geese arguing, Branta canadensis
Common Pond Skater, Gerris lacustris
Fallow Deer, Dama dama
Great Crested Newt laying an egg, Triturus cristatus
female Great Crested Newt
coming up for air

Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens
Green-veined White, Pieris napi
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Hoverfly, Eristalis species
male Large Red Damselfly in immature colours, Pyrrhosoma nymphula

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae

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