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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    A female Southern Hawker dragonfly above my mum's very small pond. Wouldn't settle long, or let you get close, but I managed to get the following poor quality photo on my phone of her flying - without falling in the pond

    Nice one.

    Is this year an exceptionally good one for dragonflies? I seem to have seen so many more than usual, but perhaps I've just 'tuned-in' to their presence more than usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossdog View Post
    Nice one.

    Is this year an exceptionally good one for dragonflies? I seem to have seen so many more than usual, but perhaps I've just 'tuned-in' to their presence more than usual.
    I think it's a case of 'getting your eye in', as once I started taking an interest I started to see a lot more. There are, apparently, around 40 species that breed in Britain or Ireland, and males and females have different colours, so there's lots to see

    Managing to photograph them, however, is not easy ...

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    My first froglet encounter of this year. A few hopping across the road in front of my bike as I cycled very slowly up the hill home from the station today.

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    Pair of peregrines I think. Making that characteristic shrieking noise - I guess one of them was a recent fledgling. Up Long Dale, near Hartington.

    Also, yesterday's wildlife encounter - a young buzzard sitting on the path in the garden. Again, must be a young one.

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    My mate has been catching signal crayfish at Burnsall, he says there's so many of them you just lift a rock up and there they are. He was on about barbecueing them as i left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    My first froglet encounter of this year. A few hopping across the road in front of my bike as I cycled very slowly up the hill home from the station today.
    I nearly hit a family of ducklings/duck cycling towards Addingham today. Why do they walk about on the roads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    I nearly hit a family of ducklings/duck cycling towards Addingham today. Why do they walk about on the roads?
    For the same reason that you ride on the smooth velvet textured roads of Addingham?
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    Hedgehog in our garden last night. We spotted it when I went to the far back of the garden to throw the kitchen waste. Wow, the guy was really super cute.

    Trying to upload a pic but it's not working...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambatte View Post
    Hedgehog in our garden last night. We spotted it when I went to the far back of the garden to throw the kitchen waste. Wow, the guy was really super cute.

    Trying to upload a pic but it's not working...
    There is a limit to the photo size you can upload, and it's really tiny.

    The best way to show photos is to use a photo-serving program like Flickr (there are others that will do the same). If you missed it, I did post steps on how to use Flickr to show photos in #7541 of 'Today's bike ride'; it's not difficult, and I am living proof that you don't have to be particularly intelligent to do it

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