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Thursday, 22 August 2013


male Common Hawker
 A very nice wet area has developed on an old coal tip just above Glyn-Neath. I spent a few minutes looking around it this afternoon and found 8 species of Odonata present.  4 Common Hawkers including 3 males battling for supremacy, allowed me a chance to take a few photos.
male Common Hawker
Emerald Damselfly (30+ including a few tandem pairs)
Blue-tailed Damselfly (12)
Common Hawker (3m, 1f - ovipositing)
Golden-ringed Dragonfly (2m, 1f)
Four-spotted Chaser (1)
Keeled Skimmer (1m)
Black Darter (5m)
Common Darter (20+ including a few tandem pairs)

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