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Title image: Hairy dragonfly by Dave Smallshire

  • Broad bodiedchaser
  • Domestic garden. Returning to unopened iris flowers throughout the day.

15 May 2019
South Oxfordshire
  • Beautiful demoiselle
  • 2 male one female by valley stream Penberth Cornwall

12 May 2019
DJ
  • Female Scarce Chaser
  • Lucky enough to catch her buzzing right past my head in the riverside park this afternoon. She landed in an awkward position up a tree and stayed there for upwards of thirty minutes. She is several weeks earlier than the first Scarces I saw here in 2018.

14 May 2019
DPS
  • Broad bodied chaser female dragonfly
  • Watched the nymph climb up an iris and emerge Then wait until it dried out and then flee away

14 May 2019
Sp
  • Female Hairy Dragonfly
  • A female Hairy Dragonfly was observed ovipositing today at Stag Lane pond near to Cowes,Isle of Wight.

15 May 2019
PJH
  • Blue-Tailed Damselfly
  • 2x males sighted in ornamental pond with a flower garden. Exuvia found nearby. Possible female seen nearby as well. RSPB Saltholme, Cleveland

15 May 2019
IS
  • Female Scarce Chaser
  • Lucky enough to catch her buzzing right past my head in the riverside park this afternoon. She landed in an awkward position up a tree and stayed there for upwards of thirty minutes. She is several weeks earlier than the first Scarces I saw here in 2018.

14 May 2019
DPS
  • Scarce Chaser mass emergnec
  • Today at Shapwick we witnessed the annual Scarce Chaser mass emergence, with at least 50 individuals seen rising from the Huntspill River. Photos will appear on the blog presently along with other sightings.

12 May 2019
PR
  • Hairy Dragonflies, Downy Emeralds & Chasers
  • Female Hairy Dragonfly ovipositing at Lower Moor Farm Reserve, (Wilts Trust), within the Cotswold Water Park. Also, a pair in cop plus a lone male hawking up and down a woodland ride.
    Several Downy Emeralds; a lone Four Spotted Chaser and a male Broad Bodied Chaser

15 May 2019
RR
  • Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon
  • 2 Hairy Hawker (m), 1 Downy Emerald, 1 teneral Broad-bodied Chaser, 2 Variable Damselfly, many more Common Blue and Azure Damselflies, 2 Large Red Damselfly

14 May 2019
PRL