Firstly , many thanks to Keith for identifying the spider on the last post as Heliophanus cupreus , one of the Jumping Spiders , so named for waiting in ambush and jumping on it's prey .
An overcast morning with an early shower , suddenly opened up to sunshine and warmth , which encouraged me to visit Spring Park pond before lunch . The conditions suited the Odonata , but still only the common species of damselflies were seen . Lots of Azures , many in tandem , some paired
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