Dragonflies: October 2021
Most days are quite cool now but when the sun does appear there are still a few species on the wing. Common Darters are most prevalent, followed by Migrant Hawker. Today there were six of the former and one of the latter on New Downs.
A walk along Prince’s Beach in the afternoon produced a few expected Common Darters, a single Migrant Hawker, a late Emperor, and then a stunning male VAGRANT EMPEROR. This is only the second record for Sandwich Bay and presumably fresh in on the southerly winds.
At least 20 Migrant Hawkers and 24 Common Darters were on Worth when the sun came out. A single Willow Emerald Damselfly also continued, our first sighting for a few weeks.
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