Dragonflies: July 2024

Monday 22nd A Willow Emerald Damselfly was at the Observatory and another two on New Downs. Saturday 20th Two Lesser Emperors on New Downs were the first records from that subsite. Thursday 18th Our first Willow Emerald Damselfly of the year was on RSPB Worth marshes. Monday 15th Two each of Norfolk and Southern Migrant Hawkers were on the Estate.…

Dragonflies: June 2024

Saturday 29th Four Scarce Chasers, five Norfolk Hawkers, and 36 Banded Demoiselles were on Worth whilst the Red-veined Darter and Lesser Emperors were still on Restharrow Scrape. Friday 28th Two Lesser Emperors and a Red-veined Darter were on Restharrow Scrape, both firsts for the year. Singles of Norfolk Hawker and a Southern Emerald Damselfly, and 41 Ruddy Darters, were the…

Dragonflies: May 2024

Saturday 25th Our first Norfolk Hawker was in the Haven. Friday 24th Our earliest ever Southern Hawker was a surprise find along the Great Wood on RSPB Worth marshes. Friday 17th Two Four-spotted Chasers and four Azure Damselflies were on New Downs. A Variable Damselfly was on the Estate and large numbers of Emperor exuviae were in Middle Field pond.…

Dragonflies: April 2024

Saturday 27th A teneral Broad-bodied Chaser at the Observatory was yet another earliest ever record. Tuesday 23rd Record emergence dates continue to fall. This time two Blue-tailed Damselflies on RSPB Worth marshes were the earliest ever (previously 28th April 2017). Thursday 18th There was some nice sunshine mid-morning on RSPB Worth marshes and it produced a number of Damselflies along…

Dragonflies: September 2023

Monday 25th A mid-morning walk along the Green Wall produced 18 Migrant Hawkers, 12 Common Darters, a Ruddy Darter, and four Willow Emerald Damselflies, whilst the Estate held ten Migrant Hawkers, 83 Common Darters, two Small Red-eyed Damselflies, and a  Willow Emerald Damselfly.  Friday 22nd Another Red-veined Darter seen, this time in the Oasis. Wednesday 20th At least 65 Common…

Dragonflies: August 2023

Thursday 31st A Red-veined Darter was at Dickson’s Corner, the first of the next generation. Monday 28th There were at least 14 Emerald Damselflies on the Estate. Saturday 26th A Willow Emerald Damselfly was in Big Gully. Wednesday 23rd The LESSER EMPEROR was still on Restharrow Scrape along with three Emperors. Tuesday 22nd A LESSER EMPEROR was on Restharrow Scrape…

Dragonflies: July 2023

For those who are not yet aware, SBBOT has been given a great opportunity to purchase the Dragonfly Pond Field where nationally-important numbers of Dainty Damselfly are present. Please donate what you can HERE as any amount will help us reach our target. And also pass on the information to others, spread the word to local businesses and in the community,…