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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Back to Kenfig...

Ovipositing tandem Common Darters
Revisit to Kenfig Pool for Ruddy Darter or rarer darters, was once again unsuccessful. I teamed up with Paul Grennard for the afternoon and a couple of circuits of the pool were lacking in any Ruddy Darter sightings. A conversation with Dave Carrington later suggested that the areas near both hides are good locations, as are the muddied shores of the western pool, but that, Ruddy Darter can be seen throughout the reserve. However, and even though no Ruddy Darters were seen, there was plenty of activity around the pool including some nice late Black-tailed Skimmer records. No fewer than 4 Black-tails were noted including a very dark over-mature individual seen by Paul before I had arrived.

Totals : 30+ Migrant Hawker, 4 male Emperor Dragonfly, 4 male Black-tailed Skimmer, c 90 Common Darter and 150+ Common Blue Damselfly

1 comment:

Adam mantell said...

Stunning photo Mark.

Many (hundreds) of Common Darters here at Rhoose now and quite a few (dozens) of what look to me like Migrant Hawkers, but they are so active it's difficult to get a clear look. Haven't seen a single damselfly for about a week now though.