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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Red-eyed Damselfly at Neath Canal

Red-eyed Damselfly pair

A very productive visit to the Neath Canal today produced a highlight of 17 Red-eyed Damselfly including at least 3 tandem pairs.
male Red-eyed Damselfly

teneral male Red-eyed Damselfly

Other tallies taken from the visit include Variable Damselfly(12), Azure Damselfly(38), Blue-tailed Damselfly(20), Large Red Damselfly(3), Hairy Dragonfly(50+) and Four-spotted Chaser(1)
male Variable Damselfly

male Azure Damselfly

immature male Blue-tailed Damselfly

The vast majority of these sighting were taken along a 300m stretch of the Neath Canal between the railway bridge and the footbridge(next to the field with horses). The centre point grid ref SS74009598. All of the Red-eyed Damselfly were along here. I didn't have time to check SW of the railway bridge but that stretch looks equally good.

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