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Title image: Hairy Dragonfly by Dave Smallshire
- Isle of Wight
- Ventor botanical gardens Emperor dragonfly 2, Blue tailed damselfly 1, Azure damselfly 20 and Large red damselfly 10
Ventor botanical gardens Emperor dragonfly 2, Blue tailed damselfly 1, Azure damselfly 20 and Large red damselfly 10
- Lesser Emperor at Filby Broad, Norfolk-13th June
A late afternoon visit to the boardwalk at Filby Broad eventually saw one of the male Lesser Emperors Anax parthenope flying over the left-hand reedbed. However, a male was seen to land on a vertical branch in the water at the edge of the broad, where it was photographed (photo on ecologicalexperiences.co.uk). Two males were seen together later close to the boardwalk staging (a male and a pair in tandem had been reported earlier in the afternoon). A Norfolk Hawker and several Red-eyed Damselflies were also seen.
A male Lesser Emperor was still present at Felbrigg Park Lake in the afternoon seen from the dam and intermittently and very mobile as it was frequently being chased by several resident Emperors. Also there several black-tailed skimmers, one or two broad-bodied and four-spotted chasers and abundant Common blue damsels.
- Red-veined Darters at Kelling Water Meadows
At Kelling Water Meadows at least four male Red-veined Darters were resting on the track and tide wreck to north of pool, also a pair in cop there. Probably more were over the pool.
- Southern hawker, male, Bridgwater & Taunton canal on the edge of Taunton
Southern hawker, male, Bridgwater & Taunton canal on the edge of Taunton
- Lesser Emperor
3 Lesser Emperors were seen from the boardwalk at Filby Broad, Norfolk this afternoon, including a pair egg-laying in tandem
- East Sussex
- Abbot’s Wood – several species
Today at Abbot's Wood near Hailsham;- 4 Broad Bodied Chasers, 1 Emperor, 1 Hairy Dragonfly, Many Azure and Blue Tailed, several Red Eyed and Large Red Damselflies, and 1 female Beautiful Demoiselle.
- Four-spotted Chaser, Crombie Park
Four-spotted Chaser, Large Red Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Common Blue Damselfly at both the Dragonfly and Heron Ponds at Crombie Park.
- Black Tailed Skimmer
A short walk at Leziate late afternoon (grassy footpath from Brow-of-the-Hill), produced 4 – 5 Black Tailed Skimmers basking in the glorious sunshine, 1 Common Darter and 1 Broad Bodied Chaser. Also a Bee Orchid
- Decoy Heath, Berks sightings
At Decoy Heath BBOWT reserve this afternoon I found 5 Downy Emerald in 2 locations, 2 Golden-ringed Dragonfly and several each of Emperor and Four-spotted Chaser. Red-eyed, Azure and Large Red Damselflies were also noted. Photo of Downy Emerald at http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/500/ppuser/112715
- Early appearance by Small Red-eyed Damselfly
A lone male Small Red-eyed Damselfly was seen and photographed amongst several Red-eyed Damselflies at Lound Lakes on the morning of the 12th. Photo here http://home.clara.net/ammodytes/NEWS0614Small_Red-eyed_Damselfly.jpeg
Also present 3+ Norfolk Hawkers, Emperor, Broad-bodied and Four spot Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer, Common Blue, Blue-tailed and Azure Damselflies.
- Barling today i had Scarce Emerald Damselflies, 5 males and 4 females. 10 Common Blues, 30= Blue tails and 2 male Emperors.
Barling today i had Scarce Emerald Damselflies, 5 males and 4 females. 10 Common Blues, 30= Blue tails and 2 male Emperors.
- Norfolk Hawkers breeding in Kent
I made a visit to Westbere Lakes after work tonight in East Kent and managed to see and photograph c10 NORFOLK HAWKERS near the river in the dykes. After 5 being seen last year it looks like they have successfully bred and that a small but growing colony now exist on this site. Photos will appear on my blog in the next few days: www.marcheath.blogspot.com
- female wide bodied chaser in garden
Female braod-bodied chaser dragonfly landed on plant support in our Exeter garden. Stayed for about 20 minutes or so then disappeared. Oddly though, we have no water source for dragons.
- Lesser Emperor on lake at Felbrigg Hall NT.
Lesser Emperor on lake at Felbrigg Hall NT.
- North Yorkshire
- North Yorkshire harwood Dale and Seamer tip pools.
The last two weeks has seen the first appearance of Four Spotted Chasers and Broad Bodied Chasers.
Harwood dale pond a pair of four spotted chasers were ovipositing on the large pond in the forest and six male and two female Broad Bodied Chasers were at Low North Camp.
Seamer Tip Pools a lot more action here at least twenty plus Four Spotted Chasers two male Broad Bodied Chasers one lone male Emperor and six new emerged female Black Tailed Skimmers
- Doxey Marshes
Doxey Marshes, Stafford. Warm, sunny day (20 deg C) brought out many Azure Damselflies including ovipositing pairs. Also seen were several blue-tailed, a few Common Blue Damsels and Red-eyed Damselflies in cop. Dragonflies were represented by four-spotted Chasers, one or two Broad-bodied Chasers and a solitary male Emperor.,
- white legged damselflies, hylands park, writtle essex.
Walking along which was no more than a ditch around 70/80 cm across i suprised to find several teneral White legged Damselflies. Hylands Park, near Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex. The River Wid runs through the park & the ditch is probably a small offshoot of it.
- On Esher Common, downy emerald, black-tailed skimmer, four-spotted chaser, emperor, large red and small red damselflies, emerald damselfly, azure, common and blue-tailed damselfly all seen/photographed.
On Esher Common, downy emerald, black-tailed skimmer, four-spotted chaser, emperor, large red and small red damselflies, emerald damselfly, azure, common blue and blue-tailed damselfly all seen/photographed in warm early morning sun. Small red and emerald damselflies are firsts for me here.
- Norfolk Hawker Photographed in Stodmarsh Kent?
I believe this may be a Norfolk Hawker I photographed in Stodmarsh Kent. https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanandkate/14226682698. Photo is Geo Tagged
- Argyll and Bute
- Northern Emerald
20+ Northern Emerald seen on the FSC Alphabet trail near to Salen on the Ardnamurchan peninsula
- Argyll and Bute
- Southern Hawker. Female.
PA23 7ST. Southern Hawker. Female. Landed on our rhododendron bush this a.m. circa 10-15 and just rested there for a long time. Still there as I write this.
- White Legged Damselfly
I was extremely pleased to find White Legged Damselfly (a new species for me) on the River Welland at Duddington. This is a gorgeous little limestone village beside the A47. I parked at the bridge and took the 'Jurassic Footpath' into the small grassy field. I saw probably no more than 6, including 2 males. They were all put up from the grass and 'drifted' towards the nettles on the river bank. It is not possible to get to the river side of the vegetation. Also 1 Harlequin Ladybird and 'masses' of Banded Demoiselles. (Be careful of dog poo, it's everywhere – sorry).
- Teneral White legged Dameselfly, Thriftwood, Bicknacre,Esssex
Suprisingly found a solitary White Legged Damselfly in Triftwood, Bicknarce, Essex.There is only a small overgrown pond within the woods.
- Dozens of Scarce Chasers, Langford, Essex
Loads of Scarce Chasers within the island area, beyond lock, Chelmer / Blackwater, Langford, nr Golf club Essex. At least 40 plus of different ages from tenerals to well worn males that have been around a while.
- Norfolk Hawker at Stodmarsh, Kent
At 13:30 a female Norfiolk Hawker was seen about 200m along the path to the marsh hide from the woods at Stodmarsh
- Blue-tailed Damselfly, Elliot Links
Blue-tailed Damselfly and Common Blue Damselfly at Elliot Links Salt Marsh.
River Yare, Cringleford, Norwich. Spent todays lunch hour in a hot and humid hay meadow adjacent to the river. One Norfolk Hawker, along with male & female Emperor two immature male Black-tailed Skimmers plus Four-spotted Chaser, all share the same air space.
- Isle of Wight
- Rare Sighting on the Isle of Wight.
Two Scarce Chasers,one male and a female,seen on the Isle of Wight.Not a common sight here.https://www.flickr.com/photos/odonatas/14396777184/
- Norfolk Hawkers south of the border
Norfolk Hawker or Brown Hawkers, mating and egg laying in small pond in Cratfield, Suffolk