Dragonflies: May 2022
A number of Broad-bodied Chasers were recorded on Worth and New Downs.
Our first Emperor was on the Estate.
Worth marshes continues to provide interest with our earliest Common Darter by almost two weeks! There were hundreds of Blue-tailed Damselflies and a Red-eyed Damselfly was also new for the year.
Another Four-spotted Chaser and our first Banded Demoiselle of the year were seen on Worth.
Four Azure Damselflies were on the Green Wall and the first Four-spotted Chaser of the year was on Worth marshes.
Nine Azure Damselflies were at the Point.
The first Hairy Dragonfly for the Estate was flying around Royal St George’s Golf Course. Another eight were on Worth, plus ten Azure Damselflies, seven Variable Damselflies, eight Blue-tailed Damselflies, a Broad-bodied Chaser, and surprisingly, our earliest ever Scarce Chaser!
A nice spell mid-afternoon on Worth marshes produced three Hairy Dragonflies, two Broad-bodied Chasers, and lots of teneral damselflies in the grass.
The first Common Blue Damselfly of the year was on Worth, along with four each of Variable and Azure.
A teneral Azure Damselfly was seen along the Pinnock Wall on Worth marshes.