Sunday, 19 June 2011

Odonata photos

Yesterday at Brockholes was the first day this year that I have noticed plenty of Dragonflies and Damselflies flying around and with the help of Ash and Aaron we managed to identify 5 species without really looking very hard. The best and most beautiful was by far the male Banded Demoiselle that was flying around the edge of the Nook Pool, however a Broad Bodied Chaser in the same place was pretty stunning itself and allowed great views without moving. Plenty of damselflies flying around the grasslands surrounding the pools and we spotted several Blue Tailed Damselfly which like the previous two species was new for me. Along with these were plenty of Common Blue Damselfly and a few Large Red Damselfly as well, and I bet that if we had looked properly there would have been several more species found.

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