Tuesday 31st

Willow Emerald Damselflies were in Big Gully and along the Guilford Rd.

Wednesday 25th

The Estate was busy with Migrant Hawkers patrolling the edges of every hedgerow and tree line. A few Emperors and Brown Hawkers are still around and the odd Willow Emerald Damselfly. A late-ish Azure Damselfly was on Royal St George’s Golf Course.

Emperor by J.Buckingham

Tuesday 24th

A Southern Hawker was posing on the foliage between King’s Avenue and Middle Field. This isn’t a very common species in the area and most individuals spend their time high up, so this one was nice to see.

Southern Hawker by S.Walton

Monday 16th

Four Willow Emerald Damselflies were sheltering from the breeze in the Gullies this morning.

Sunday 15th

The first six Willow Emerald Damselflies of the year were see around the Haven/Oasis area.

Wednesday 4th

Two Brown Hawkers, nine Migrant Hawkers, 15 Ruddy Darters, one Common Darter, and three Black-tailed Skimmers were on New Downs. Three Southern Migrant Hawkers, two Scarce Emerald Damselflies, and ten Southern Emerald Damselflies were seen on private property in the northern parts of the Recording Area.

A comparison between Emerald Damselfly (above) and Scarce Emerald Damselfly (below) by S.Reynaert

Tuesday 3rd

Three Southern Migrant Hawkers were around and even ovipositing on the Dragonfly pool on the Estate.

 

 

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