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  1. David Nicholson

    UK Moth ID

    Can anyone please tell me what sp. this is?
  2. David Nicholson

    Frog Spawn Disaster

    The frogspawn in the pond this year seemed to just melt away after a couple of weeks. The outer jelly layer dissolved leaving hundreds of little half formed black embryos to drift about under the water. Last time I looked was on Thursday afternoon, and there was nothing left to see. Last years...
  3. David Nicholson

    tapwater in ponds during drought

    It hasn't rained much here in the North East of England recently, and as a result the garden pond level has dropped about four inches over the past few weeks. I read somewhere that it was ok to top up your pond in times of drought with a hosepipe. Would the chlorine in the tap water be harmful...
  4. David Nicholson

    Water Boatman on Lily Pad

    Just thought I would share this pic of a back swimmer above water Dave
  5. David Nicholson

    RAW or jpeg?

    Hi all, To owners of Canon digital slr's. Do you shoot in jpeg or RAW? I understand the benefits of Raw files in photoshop, but a well shot jpeg is just as good isnt it? Anyone got any comparison photo's? Dave
  6. David Nicholson

    Green Damsel Nymph

    Does anyone know why this nymph is green as a pose to the usual brown ones I keep finding? Is it a different sp. or has it changed colour to match the blanket weed it is living in? BTW yesterday I saw one which had blue and black stripes visible, clearly ready to emerge soon.
  7. David Nicholson

    Pond Skaters

    Has anyone noticed how difficult it is to photograph these things?
  8. David Nicholson

    Red Pond Snail

    why has this Ramshorn pond snail turned red, when the others I put in are all still black/dark brown?
  9. David Nicholson

    Dragonflies of Durham

    Can anyone ID these for me? The smaller brown ones where scattering eggs on the pond surface, but the large green and brown one was laying eggs in moss on a rock, which was quite a way from the water. How do the nymphs get in the pond once hatched? Thanx
  10. David Nicholson

    Collared Dove Noises

    When a collared dove takes off, I have noticed they make a repeated whistling type noise for a couple of seconds. What I was wondering was, are they making this noise with their vocal chords, or is it perhaps air being forced through the wing feathers and vibrating ? Any ideas?