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Monday, 23 July 2012
Resolven to the Borrow Pits
female Common Darter
A walk, from the Neath Canal carpark at Resolven along the canal for a few hundred yards and then following the path running alongside the Neath River as far as the Borrow Pits, today, produced a few species.
female Southern Hawker
The above female Southern Hawker was observed hunting in a completely shaded-out section of the Neath Canal, around 18:00. It was quite cool at ground level in the shade and I watched as she hawked acrobatically (with loop-the-loop included) for a few minutes before flying high into the Ash Tree above to take some sun.
male Golden-ringed Dragonfly
Totals from the day - Common Hawker(1), Golden-ringed Dragonfly(4), Common Darter(40), Large Red Damselfly(3), Common Blue Damselfly(1000+), Azure Damselfly(30), Blue-tailed Damselfly(8)