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Friday, 20 July 2012

And then the sun came out...

female Black Darter
 I'm on a bit of a mission to try and build up the site list for Odonata at the Panasonic site, Baglan Moors. Today, I was please to add Black Darter to my own list for this location, however it has been recorded here previously by Barry Stewart in 2003, at least.
female Black Darter
 8 Black Darters noted today, all female.
immature male Common Darter
 Once again a strong presence of Common Darters (50+), most newly emerged with a couple of adult females
male Emperor dragonfly
3 male Emperor Dragonfly were patrolling the area including this male which I observed attacking a Four-spotted Chaser midair. They fell together sharply into the vegetation and a little later only the Emperor Dragonfly emerged. The photo was taken following that event which may help explain the damaged left forewing?

Also noted today Four-spotted Chaser(3), Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly(25), Blue-tailed damselfly(20) and Azure Damselfly(1)

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