Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
More discoveries. NEW: Zeiss Victory SF 32

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Pond Fly

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Monday 28th June 2010, 19:37   #1
Brian Bullough
DIGIDOPE
 
Brian Bullough's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 924
Pond Fly

I have a large amount of these flies around the small pond in my garden .
They do not seem to stray far from the water and alight readily on the surface, what I presume are Males seem to flit up land and flash their wings out like signal flags at I presume Females , which I also presume are laying in the water.
The nearest I can get to is Chrysops ?
What I really what to know is are they as harmless as they appear .
Photos not the clearest as taken through tubes.
Many Thanks
Brian
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN8743.JPG
Views:	52
Size:	67.9 KB
ID:	269333  Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN8744.JPG
Views:	54
Size:	68.9 KB
ID:	269334  
__________________
My Bloghttp://northumbrianbirding.blogspot.com/
Brian Bullough is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 29th June 2010, 08:06   #2
Ficedula
velico ergo sum
 
Ficedula's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Weston-super Mare
Posts: 991
Dolichopodidae probably Dolichopus , entirely harmless
__________________
British & Irish everything list 10795
Ficedula is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 29th June 2010, 08:38   #3
Brian Bullough
DIGIDOPE
 
Brian Bullough's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 924
Thanks Ficedula, I don't know if I have anything on those, not quite Birds of Paradise ,but oddly thats what the display reminded me of .
Brian
__________________
My Bloghttp://northumbrianbirding.blogspot.com/
Brian Bullough is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 29th June 2010, 13:26   #4
Ficedula
velico ergo sum
 
Ficedula's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Weston-super Mare
Posts: 991
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Bullough View Post
I don't know if I have anything on those,
look here
__________________
British & Irish everything list 10795
Ficedula is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 30th June 2010, 08:43   #5
Brian Bullough
DIGIDOPE
 
Brian Bullough's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 924
Ficedula

Thanks for the link have bookmarked it to look in more detail.
Cheers
Brian
__________________
My Bloghttp://northumbrianbirding.blogspot.com/
Brian Bullough is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Pond Gary Polliard Gardening for Birds 31 Wednesday 23rd May 2012 13:29
In my pond-what could they be ? David Smith Reptiles and Amphibians 8 Wednesday 14th April 2010 12:49
pond. rose taylor Birds & Birding 3 Sunday 10th January 2010 11:59
Hello from across the pond!! digital_photog Say Hello 9 Tuesday 4th August 2009 18:21
New to the pond jonhlane Bird Identification Q&A 2 Friday 4th January 2008 14:04

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.10348701 seconds with 18 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 23:13.