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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Penallta Park Today 13/08/2014

Although a bit windy there was some action at the horse-shoe ponds today, there was still alot of Emerald Damsels about with some in tandem and copulating also a few Blue-tailed Damsels about. Common Darters were plentyful with some in tandem and ovipositing, on one pool I found this Common Hawker female ovipositing and have a bit of trouble getting about with her wings in such a bad state.
I did manage to find One Black Darter.
On the last pond a patroling Emperor was having a battle with a Male Broad-bodied Chaser, the Emperor flew off leaving the Chaser to the pond.
On a final note this may be the last records I submit from this site and possible Park Cwm Darren as Caerphilly Council have decided to spoil things by installing Pay&Display parking m/cs at both sites.
Park Cwm Darren may still be ok as there are toilets and a cafe there but Penallta has nothing to offer other than it being a big toilet area for dogs.

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