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Title image: Hairy Dragonfly by Dave Smallshire

  • South Ayrshire
  • Golden ringed dragonfly
  • Lots of golden ringed dragonflies on the wing in chngue forest in Barr in south west Scotland . Great to see up close.

21 Jul 2020
Pauline Rattray
  • Tyne and Wear
  • Arlo
  • Emporer dragonfly? Iradescent blue body.

21 Jul 2020
S M
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Common Darter
  • Female Common Darter and Golden-Ringed Dragonflies spotted just above Clachan Village in Kintyre.

21 Jul 2020
PH
  • Norfolk
  • Excitement in the garden pond!
  • This is the first dragonfly I’ve seen in my garden, though I’ve had a wildlife pond for several years. I saw what I am sure is a male southern hawker in my garden flying noisily around my pond and the plants I have all around my pond. I could hear its wings vibrating against the leaves! Unfortunately I couldn’t get a photo.

21 Jul 2020
RS
  • Dorset
  • Canford Park SANG
  • Good numbers of Brown Hawkers and emperors.A few Golden rings,common darters,white legged dams,scarce chasers.Lots of blue tails and banded desmos.

21 Jul 2020
PS
  • East Lothian
  • 2 Banded demoiselles
  • Black bridge, River Tyne, East Linton

21 Jul 2020
GC
  • Yorkshire
  • Brown Hawker
  • Brown Hawker North Cave Wetlands

21 Jul 2020
SC
  • Merseyside
  • Unusual sighting in our Garden
  • female Southern Hawker- Aeshna cyanea.
    Postcode WA11 9AU

21 Jul 2020
j
  • Essex
  • Hadleigh Country Park
  • At least 5 terriotorial male Southern Migrant Hawker, plus a pair copulating. Also c20 Migrant Hawker, 1 Brown Hawker, 2 Emperor Dragonfly, 1 Black-tailed Skimmer, 1 Common Darter, several Ruddy Darter, several Scarce Emerald Damselfly, a few each of Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselfly and numerous Small Red-eyed Damselfly.

21 Jul 2020
RG
  • Cornwall with Scilly
  • Windmill Farm, Lizard
  • Weather sunny and little wind but with fair weather clouds building around midday, Red-veined darter present at scrape pond then another pair ovipositing at dragonfly ponds for twenty minutes being constantly harassed by Black-tailed Skimmers and 4-spots.

20 Jul 2020
CAM
  • Glamorgan
  • Duffry Dragons
  • During a day trip to (National Trust) Duffryn Gardens, St Nicholas in the Vale of Glamorgan there were large numbers of Emperors and Common Darters as well as many Common Blue Damselfly’s on the Lily Pond in the main garden. Female Emperors were busy laying, Darters were sunbathing and damselfly’s were attracted to the Emperors whilst they were laying.

20 Jul 2020
RW
  • Dorset
  • Migrant hawkers
  • Alners gorse.2 migrant hawkers,1 southern,1 brown.
    Brown hairstreaks starting to show.

20 Jul 2020
PS
  • Suffolk
  • North Cove
  • Cove Dam track to the river Waveney – several Brown hawkers and Ruddy darters, many Azure damselflies, with a few Variables as well, plus 1 male and 1 female Willow emerald.

20 Jul 2020
PN
  • Norfolk
  • Just spotted
  • Emerald damselfly. Seen resting in reeds and grasses beside the flood relief channel at West Winch. Would like to confirm ID please.

20 Jul 2020
BP
  • Norfolk
  • Just spotted
  • Emerald damselfly. Seen resting in reeds and grasses beside the flood relief channel at West Winch. Would like to confirm ID please.

20 Jul 2020
BP
  • Cambridgeshire
  • White-legged Damselfly at Houghton Meadows
  • An immature female White-legged Damselfly was at BCN Wildlife Trust Houghton Meadows reserve this morning. I’m the voluntary warden there (since 2016) and visit the site regularly and this is the first time I’ve seen this species at the reserve. I suspect breeding somewhere nearby on the river Great Ouse. I’ve also reported the sighting via iRecord.

20 Jul 2020
JNW
  • Highland
  • Northern Emerald
  • Female seen at Slattadale Forest, Highland on 20/07. Landed in a tree close to wooden bridge north-west of car park. No sign of any others at Bridge of Grudie or Beinn Eighe unfortunately. Plenty of Common Hawkers also on the wing.

20 Jul 2020
  • Essex
  • North Fambridge/Blue House Farm
  • 6 male Southern Migrant Hawker along various ditches around the EWT nature reserve. Also Migrant Hawker, Ruddy Darter and Blue-tailed Damselfly

20 Jul 2020
RG
  • Devon
  • stover delight
  • large red-eye dams, common blue dams, azure dams, blue-tailed dams.
    broad-bodied chaser m/f , four-spotted chaser, keeled skimmer,
    black-tailed skimmer, emperor dragon, southern hawker, golden-ringed dragon m/f. stover park devon.

20 Jul 2020
  • Worcestershire
  • What a sight!!!
  • First time in 80 years, I have seen a Golden Ringed Dragonfly. On a geranium in our garden in Worcestershire. Took off like a helicopter !

20 Jul 2020
CE
  • Greater Manchester
  • Brown Hawker Took a rest on my Brown Path.
  • Thought I’d spotted some leaf fall and near brushed the thing off my path with a sweep of my foot. Managed to take a decent picture before it composed itself, fired up its wings (flight checks first) and flew off.

20 Jul 2020
JW
  • Cardiganshire
  • Gold banded dragon fly
  • I was delighted to see a newly emerged dragon fly beside the nymph case on an iris leaf by my pond in the garden. We have many frogs and toads visit and i had said to my wife it showed the pond was in a good condition. This sighting has confirmed it for me.
    In Ceredigion West Wales

20 Jul 2020
RM
  • Shropshire
  • Montgomery Canal tow path … Crickheath, Shropshire
  • Large Red Damsel fly x2 … Black-tailed skimmer x4 … Emperor Dragonfly x1

19 Jul 2020
BJT
  • Lancashire
  • Busy brown hawkers
  • Moss Lane Churchtown Southport.
    Lots of brown hawkers, flying around, potentially fighting /flirting?

19 Jul 2020
LJ
  • Tyne and Wear
  • Southern Hawker Spotted Resting on Hebe Bush
  • Hawking around garden, then alighted on flowering Hebe bush which is full of bees taking nectar at the moment.

19 Jul 2020
RE
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Southern Hawkers and an Emerald Dragonfly
  • This morning four emergent Southern Hawkers getting prepared for the next stage of their lives. A late start due to the wet weather perhaps. Eventually saw three of them fly away. Also, an Emerald dragonfly ovipositing.

19 Jul 2020
DT
  • Suffolk
  • Migrant hawker
  • An immature male ‘hung out’ in our Barnby garden for a few minutes at lunchtime, my first of the year.

18 Jul 2020
PN
  • Essex
  • Landgon Hills
  • Southern migrant hawker- at least four males.
    Emperor- at least two.

18 Jul 2020
AC
  • Derbyshire
  • Male Southern Hawker Dragonfly
  • Conifer bushes next to Stephanie Works Pond, Whitehough, High Peak

18 Jul 2020
AB
  • Montgomeryshire
  • Golden ringed dragonfly
  • The dragonfly was stationary at the side of the road.

18 Jul 2020
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