Dragonflies: May 2024

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. Wednesday 15th Records continue to fall with our earliest ever Black-tailed Skimmer on RSPB Worth marshes. Tuesday 13th Our first Four-spotted Chasers were seen on both the Estate and…

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,…

Dragonflies: June 2023

Tuesday 27th Two Southern Migrant Hawkers were in the Jubilee Field. Monday 26th Another first with a Brown Hawker seen on Worth marshes today, Sunday 25th Three Lesser Emperors were on Restharrow Scrape and our first Small Red-eyed Damselfly of the year was on the Observatory dipping pond. There were also at least 17 Banded Demoiselles by the bridge before…

Dragonflies: May 2023

Sunday 28th Another Red-veined Darter was on the Estate today, this time by the Sailing Club area. Saturday 27th A Red-veined Darter was seen on Restharrow Scrape. Thursday 25th Hard work in the cool breeze. Singles of Broad-bodied Chaser and Four-spotted Chaser were on the Estate as well as a few Azure Damselflies. Three Black-tailed Skimmers and two Broad-bodied Chasers…