Local wildlife sightings in and around Somerset, Devon and Dorset (and occasionally further afield too). Dedicated Nikon user. Follow me on Twitter @chardbirder. All images on this Blog are copyright of the Owner/contributors and cannot be used without written permission. All views expressed are my own.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Probably my favourite spider, Salticus senicus again in the garden this afternoon. They can be found hunting on external walls and sometimes inside the house too. They are active hunters that don't spin a web but prefer to seek out their prey and boy are they well set up to do that - just check out the eyes on this one. Two extra large forward facing eyes, which detect the slightest movement. It makes them look more intelligent than your average spider and you can certainly interact more with them - real little characters.