Thursday, 25 June 2009

Dancer fly with prey

You know I quite like the Dancer fly: One, they're always several by the pond, so even the briefiest visit will reveal there whereabouts, two, they're not camera-shy (quite the opposite - in fact a bit of a show off!) and three they don't bite me - or you either! I've yet to witness their dusk display flight - they need to be careful though, because our local Swallows are feeding their young on the wing just feet away in the field. The hunter may yet become the hunted.

1 comment:

Wilma said...

You can almost see the prey shrivelilng as it gets sucked dry! Great photos.