Saturday 31st

Another spell in the northern parts of the Recording Area produced six Migrant Hawkers, one Southern Migrant Hawker, four Emperors, three Ruddy Darters, seven Common Darters, six Black-tailed Skimmers, two Blue-tailed Damselflies, 12 Scarce Emerald Damselflies, 18 Southern Emerald Damselflies, and four Common Blue Damselflies. There were at least 25 Small Red-eyed Damselflies, 40 Common Blue Damselflies, and 15 Migrant Hawkers on the Estate.

Thursday 29th

One Southern Migrant Hawker, three Migrant Hawkers, four Emperors, eight Black-tailed Skimmers, one Southern Emerald Damselfly, and 18 Scarce Emerald Damselflies were seen in breezy conditions in the northern parts of the Recording Area.

Sunday 25th

A Southern Migrant Hawker was at the Point.

Thursday 22nd

There was good diversity on the Estate still with 12 Black-tailed Skimmers, 12 Emperors, four Ruddy Darters, 87 Common Darters, three Brown Hawkers, 23 Common Blue Damselflies, nine Emerald Damselflies, 20 Blue-tailed Damselflies, three Azure Damselflies, and six Red-eyed Damselflies. A Lesser Emperor was reported from Worth marshes.

Tuesday 20th

A Southern Migrant Hawker was on Worth.

Monday 19th

A Southern Hawker in the Obs carpark area was new for the year and an unusual site for this species.

Tuesday 13th

Two Four-spotted Chasers and singles of Ruddy Darter, Emperor, and Broad-bodied Chaser were on the Estate. Black-tailed Skimmers were by far the most numerous with 15 though.

Black-tailed Skimmer by N.Hefford

Monday 12th

A brief stroll up to Restharrow Scrape produced around 45 Common Darters on the road up. There’s a lot around at the moment.

Thursday 8th

At least 180 Common Darters were on Worth this morning. Impressive stuff. There were also singles of Scarce Chaser and Hairy Dragonfly still going.

 

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Southern Migrant Hawker by Andrew Lipczynski

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