A Southern Hawker was in The Elms this afternoon, the first this year.
The good spell continues. A check on a private site produced at least 23 Scarce Emerald Damselflies and one Southern Emerald Damselfly, the first time the latter species has been seen here for five years.
Another excellent day on the Estate with the first Small Red-eyed Damselflies of the year plus six Red-veined Darters and a Southern Migrant Hawker (i did say to keep an eye open for them!).
At least five Ruddy Darters were on the Estate today plus a couple of Scarce Chasers which seem to have taken up residence around the Observatory. Keep an eye open for Southern Migrant Hawkers which should be emerging now.
Four Emerald, three Variable, four Azure, three Blue-tailed, and two Common Blue Damselflies were on the Estate today.
Out early on the Green Wall and a few Scarce Chasers and a Four-spotted Chaser were seen. Later in the morning a good look around Worth marshes recorded three Norfolk Hawkers, 14 Scarce Chasers, seven Four-spotted Chasers, one Hairy Dragonfly, three Black-tailed Skimmers, three Banded Demoiselles, and four Common Blue Damselflies.
A couple of Scarce Chasers were around the Observatory garden today, a strange record.
A storming morning on Worth marshes with exceptional numbers of Norfolk Hawkers. At least 11 were seen along the Delf and next to Roaring Gutter. All signs of a now resident population. There were also six Scarce Chasers, three Hairy Dragonflies, seven Four-spotted Chasers, three Black-tailed Skimmers, ten Variable Damselflies, and one Red-eyed Damselfly.
An afternoon wander around New Downs saw Ruddy Darter, Four-spotted Chaser, and a handful of Blue-tailed Damselflies in mostly overcast conditions.
A handful of Variable Damselflies were in the ditch bordering the edge of the Great Wood on Worth and a few of the usual suspects were seen on the Estate.
A good mix on Middle Field pond included 18 Red-eyed Damselflies whilst 14 Scarce Chasers were on Worth marshes
At least one Norfolk Hawker continues to be seen along the Delf on Worth and our first Common Darter was on the Estate.
Another good day exploring pools on the Estate. Totals included four Broad-bodied Chasers, two Four-spotted Chasers, five Emperors, eight Black-tailed Skimmers, one Ruddy Darter (new for the year), one Hairy Dragonfly, 19 Blue-tailed Damselflies, 15 Common Blue Damselflies, ten Azure Damselflies, and five Emerald Damselflies (new for the year), plus exuviae of Red-eyed Damselfly and Red-veined Darter.