Whirligig beetles.

Not the sharpest of pictures of these tiny water beetles but quite an interesting sight known as Whirligig beetles, you can see why from my film. These were seen today in a New Forest stream.

Their back legs are short and flat so act as the perfect paddle for shooting across the water surface on the hunt for small insects their legs are tucked under them and you can not really see them.

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