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Beetle, River Don, Jarrow

Along the River Don

Walking from South Shields towards St. Paul’s Church at Jarrow can be very enlightening, from Tyne Dock it’s only about a 1 1/2 mile stroll and in summer when the trees are fully clothed in leaves the coolness of the area around the River Don is very welcoming. Walking from Church Bank in Jarrow along the River Don footpath we find a huge variety of wildlife at this time of year, butterflies, mayflies, ducks, the odd heron, early morning rabbits, and (it was pointed out to me), even a kingfisher. You will find a couple of ponds teaming with life as millions of tadpoles enrich themselves on the rotten leaves lining the pond bottom.

Whilst I was walking through the more dense trees and longer grass I was surprised by a female partridge and her family of minuscule chicks, so surprised that I did not have time to raise the camera to the eye!

This fellow was enjoying his lunch on an English oak.

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 450mm lens (macro), 1/125 second, f8.0, iso 200


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Written by curly

June 10, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Jarrow, macro

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  1. Excellent bug! And thanks for posting your camera info. This should be required on all photo blogs.

    ken mac

    June 10, 2008 at 1:12 am

  2. That’s a click beetle, I think. Elateridae.

    Andrew Young

    June 10, 2008 at 10:34 pm

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