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Title image: Hairy dragonfly by Dave Smallshire

  • Norfolk
  • Broad Bodied Chaser dragonfly emerges from garden wildlife pond, Norwich. Photos: http://www.davidboulton.co.uk/gallery_410877.html
  • Broad Bodied Chaser dragonfly emerges from garden wildlife pond, Norwich. Photos: http://www.davidboulton.co.uk/gallery_410877.html

11 May 2012
DB
  • Dorset
  • Banded Demoiselle
  • Several males and female Banded Demoiselles  seen by the riiverbank at Canford Maga, Dorset.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/thekrankis/7177278648/in/photostream

11 May 2012
IK
  • Glamorgan
  • 11 newly emerged teneral Broad bodied chasers Lavernock SSSI Wales 3 Teneral 4 Spotted chasers Cosmeston lakes
  • Lavernock nature reserve the new pond extension is paying dividends this year first sunny dry day a bit windy a mass emergence of Broad bodied chasers. I counted 11 in all.   About  30 Large red damselflies were present at the pond edge  Also 1 Broad bodied exuvia in the mud about 8 inches from the pond. Cosmeston lakes  Top pond  3  4-spotted chasers Tenerals  /   Pond dipping pond by restaurant  20  Blue Tailed damselfly    30- 40  large red damselfly

11 May 2012
DB
  • Wiltshire VC7
  • More first for the year at Lower Moor Farm!
  • Chris Beard and Rosie Ray visited Lower Moor Farm today where they found yet more Downys – 2 emergers and one in flight. Also 2 Red-eyed and 1Blue-tailed Damsels being firsts for the year for the county; a few Common Blues and a Large Red Damsel. All were teneral. Photos on Blog.

11 May 2012
CB/RR
  • Lincolnshire
  • My first species of the year recorded today at Messingham Sand Quarries LWTR.
  • My first species of the year recorded today at Messingham Sand Quarries LWTR. A total of 19 Common-blue Damselfly and a single Azure Damselfly were observed around the reserve.

08 May 2012
SR
  • Suffolk
  • Large Red Damselflies, Suffolk
  • Three teneral Large Red Damselflies seen in Holywells Park, Ipswich mid AM

10 May 2012
BS
  • Bedfordshire
  • Two Common Blue Damsellfles seen on the 8th May at Marston Vale CP
  • Two Common Blue Damsellfles seen on the 8th May at Marston Vale CP

08 May 2012
JC
  • Norfolk
  • 40 Large Red Damselflies, 3 Azure Damselflies, 38 Variable Damselflies and 2 Hairy Dragonflies seen at Sutton Fen today
  • 40 Large Red Damselflies, 3 Azure Damselflies, 38 Variable Damselflies and 2 Hairy Dragonflies seen at Sutton Fen today

10 May 2012
TCN
  • Kent
  • 1 Large Red Damselfly teneral with 3+ exuviae
  • 1 Large Red Damselfly teneral perched on a reed stem in front of the hide at Kent Wildlife Trust’s Cromers Wood reserve.  There were 3+ exuviae also in the same reed clump.  The weather was overcast with occasional showers (sometimes heavy).

10 May 2012
SG
  • Gloucestershire
  • Damselflies at The Mythe
  • Visiting The Mythe on a sunny afternoon to look for early dragonflies, we only found damselflies! The following species were recorded: Large Red Damselfly x 18 – mainly immature females, Red-eyed Damselfly x 9 – tenerals, Blue-tailed Damselfly x 1, Common Blue Damselfly x1 teneral male, Azure Damselfly x 1 male.

08 May 2012
IT and CT