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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 12:26
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visitor to pond

look who was visiting my pond today

it was poking its rear end into the crevices in the willow log

was there for ages

also kept dipping into the pond

can anyone tell me what its doing?


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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 13:46
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Depositing eggs? Or do they lay them under water?I can't put down my first thought, but perhaps you could put some senna out
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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 15:13
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I really don't know either Ann. We saw loads of the blue ones flying over the water when we went to Fairhaven.
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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 15:44
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oh thats funny

constipated dragonfly!

could be the title of a book eh?

i thought perhaps eggs, hope someone knows

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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 15:45
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never had a blue one her but we do get damsel flies, they are a very pretty blue


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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 16:35
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Looks like its laying. Dont they lay eggs above the water which hatch and fall into the water? I cant remember
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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 22:17
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i will try and find out

was certainly very busy

and quite sizeable too!!

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Old Saturday 30th August 2008, 23:01
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Ann, I think she is trying to lay her eggs. We had one like that also, very disorientated, I think it's because she is dying, poor thing, they don't live very long. The one we had here did die. Though I caught her & put her on the Waterlily leaf, she really didn't know what she was doing, this was last year.
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Old Sunday 31st August 2008, 10:33
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its a female southern hawker

and they lay their eggs in rotting wood

so she was laying eggs, you were right

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Old Sunday 31st August 2008, 13:06
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woohoo! Are they a drgaonfly or a damsel
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