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…

Dragonflies: April 2023

An impressive 31 species of Odonata have been recorded in the Sandwich Bay area including local breeding specialties such as Dainty Damselfly, Variable Damselfly, Southern Emerald Damselfly, Norfolk Hawker, Southern Migrant Hawker, and Lesser Emperor. Why not pay us a visit? Our comfortable accommodation on site is perfect for exploring the area or as a base to visit other sites…

Dragonflies: August 2022

Wednesday 31st A sunny but windy day on Worth meant the Odonata were mostly patrolling around hedgerows and other areas in the lee of the wind. There were at least 25 Migrant Hawkers, one Brown Hawker, seven Common Darters, four Ruddy Darters, and two Common Blue Damselflies. Tuesday 23rd Just the three species on New Downs today – Common Blue…

Dragonflies: July 2022

Sunday 31st A few Willow Emerald Damselflies were around the Whitehouse in the evening. Tuesday 26th Migrant Hawkers had clearly emerged with 29 on New Downs around midday. Five Emperors and a Brown Hawker were also seen. Sunday 24th Our first Southern Migrant Hawker of the year was seen on the Estate, along with four Willow Emerald Damselflies. Thursday 21st…

Dragonflies: June 2022

Wednesday 29th The guided Dragonfly walk on Worth Marshes today was a great success and as soon as the sun burned through the clouds the Dragonflies performed spectacularly. Three Banded Demoiselles, three Red-eyed Damselflies, 40+ Blue-tailed Damselfies, two Variable Damselflies, three Emerald Damselflies, 13 Azure Damselflies and 20+ Common Blue Damselflies allowed excellent opportunities to provide lessons on identification. Dragonflies…

Dragonflies: May 2022

Tuesday 31st The month came to a close with small numbers of Banded Demoiselles seen on Worth, plus the odd Emperor and Scarce Chaser being hoovered up by the Eleonora’s and Red-footed Falcons! Thursday 26th The day was spent surveying the pools on Prince’s Golf Course for the course manager. They are beginning to look very good with a decent…