Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Canal side wildlife

We had such a lovely time out on the boat on Sunday,it did not matter that it wasn't a perfect summer day as we saw some lovely wildlife . A kingfisher even put in a brief appearance as it flew ahead of us up the canal, the first we have seen this year.
The damselflies were mating and dragonflies were flying over the canal paths .
There were lots of the Orange red flying beetle insects on the wayside flowers and the dragonfly in the photo is a female of the chaser group of dragonflies being brown in colour.

What is going on with this weather, are we going to see a few really nice summer days or what!