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Monday, 18 July 2016

Lavernock NR, Cosmeston Lakes & Llanerch Wood. 17/07/2016

Started off at Lavernock but not alot happening untill mid day when the weather warmed up and the Dragons started to show. At the pool a male Emperor was patroling with a female Emperor ovipositing on the water, a male Broad-bodied Chaser was on a stem near by and a female Common Darter resting on a reed stem. A pair of Common Darters were in tandem with the female ovipositing.

I then moved on ton Cosmeston where at the pool to the left of the visitors centre a male Emperor was patroling with Two female Emperors ovipositing on the pool below, apart from a couple of Blue-tailed Damsels nothing else was present. Walking around the park I did find a female Common Darter in a field and a male Common Darter by the large Dragonfly pond, on the way back to the car I found a Black-tailed Skimmer on the boardwalk in front of the cafe.

Then on to Llanerch wood where the only things seen around the pools were Blue-tailed Damsels and a male Black-tailed Skimmer was found in the car park.

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