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- North Ayrshire
- A Northern Damselfly. Lochshore Glengarnock in surrounding long grass
- Warwickshire, Birmingham and Black Country
- New Odonata for Garden
- I created a pond in my Halesowen garden last year, and over the last few days we have had firsts for the garden in the form of visiting Southern Hawker,...
- Beautiful Demoiselle
- I saw 2 Beautiful Demoiselle in a meadow environment. They were quite distinctively blue/black and folded their wings against their body at rest.
- Southern Hawker female?
- Saw this on an iris by our small pond on 9/6 and yesterday found the hatched skin 19/7. I had thought it was a one-off but it seems to have...
- golden ringed dragonfly
- At rest on our sun shade in the garden near a stream about three inches long.
- Beautiful girl
- Female emperor laying eggs in my pond, have photos Also found damsel fly larvae when pond dipping
- Willow Emerald Damselfly
- Sutton Gault, Cambridgeshire. Have a couple of decent photos to verify sighting.
- What an enormous beast!
- I couldn't believe it when I saw this enormous beast come buzzing into my garden. It was only there for a matter of seconds but I saw enough of it...
- High numbers of Aeshna affinis, Southern Migrant Hawker
- Canvey Way ditch, Canvey Island Essex. Large numbers of Male SMH present this morning in warm sunshine. Around 70 males holding territory along the full length of the ditch. Including...
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