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- Emperor dragonfly
- Female Emperor dragonfly seen at Milton Common, Portsmouth. Stunning!
- Broad Bodied Chaser in Gisburn Forest
- Just happened to see this beauty on our daily walk at the north end of Gisburn Forest
- Banded demaselle
- Flying around a pond in a back garden. Semi rural location just outside Swindon. Not seen before.
- Leziate surprise
- Keeled skimmers on lavender plants
- Dunyeates Pond and surround
- Saw plenty of male and female Black Tailed Skimmers and Emperors on the pond. Also female Broad Bodied Chaser and several Brown Hawkers seen.
- Damselfly delight
- I walked the footpath between Holywell village to the Pike and Eel Marina. Common Blue Damselflies were very abundant. 4 Ruddy Darters seen. Also 4 Black-tailed Skimmers, 3 male and...
- Golden-ringed dragonfly
- Golden-ringed dragonfly seen in garden in Lowdham about a mile and half from previous sighting recorded by GQ on 28 June 2020
- Large numbers Small Red Eye df, Benfleet Downs/Hadleigh Marshes
- Benfleet Downs/Hadleigh Marshes Essex. By far the most common, seen everywhere was the Small Red Eyed Damselfly. Trees and hedgerows had large numbers plus most of the ditches and ponds....
- NG8 1NE Released a Brown Hawker trapped in my sideway. Seen several flying over the garden & adjacent allotment recently.
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