Dragonflies: July 2021
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.
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.
A Southern Migrant Hawker was at the Point.
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.
A Southern Migrant Hawker was on Worth.
A Southern Hawker in the Obs carpark area was new for the year and an unusual site for this species.
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.
A brief stroll up to Restharrow Scrape produced around 45 Common Darters on the road up. There’s a lot around at the moment.
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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