Sunday, 6 October 2013

I need my eyes tested

12th September 2013

As I was helping to work Kew up the Curdworth Locks on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal a scurrying movement by my feet caught my eye.
I thought it was a strange spider, so I took a close-up photograph of it.

Not a spider at all, but what looks like a grasshopper.

And I could see clearly what it was only when I looked at the photo on my computer. As I say, I need my eyes tested. I'll have to see my son-in-law ...

4 comments:

Val Poore said...

I've seen a few of those, Halfie. I don't know what they are either! I'd be interested to know if you find out.

Ian said...

It's a pondskater/

Halfie said...

Thanks Ian - not a grasshopper at all. It looked like it had wings folded over its body.

Ian said...

They can fly, that's how they populate new bodies of water.