Archive for June 12th, 2012

12th June 2012, Tuesday

Compound eyes

I came across a female Emperor dragonfly this morning dormant, cold, wet and laying in the grass. It’s not often you get a chance to get close to these aerial masters, it was fasinating to see the way the water droplets on the eyes had magnified the surface showing a small proportion of the thousands of ommatidia.

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12th June 2012, Tuesday

English Star

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No, not a footballer, but a small flowering plant that can be found on the dry crest of many of the old shingle ridges south of Camber Castle. English Stonecrop is a delightful plant, once you get down on your hands and knees.
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12th June 2012, Tuesday

Jackdaws with colour rings

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As part of a national study of adult bird survival, the Rye Bay Ringing Group has started colour ringing Jackdaws. Each bird gets a white ring with a unique combination of 2 black letters/numbers read from the foot up. We would be very grateful for details of the ring, place and date of sightings. Contact pjones@wetlandtrust.org