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Wednesday 31 August 2011

Beautiful Demoiselle at the Swansea Canal

male Beautiful Demoiselle (c) J. Driscoll
Jeff sent a few photos taken towards the end of the summer of the appropriately named Beautiful Demoiselle. I'd supplied Jeff with a few locations to try for this species but suspect the fact that he found his own site for them was even more rewarding. As I'm sure you'll agree the photos are breathtaking! Jeff added "I took these back in August this year on the Swansea Canal just below Ynysmeudwy lower lock (SN73820554). I'd been searching for over 6 weeks and finally found a colony of about 20 - 30 there."
female Beautiful Demoiselle (c) J. Driscoll

Monday 22 August 2011

Black Darter at Sarn Helen (Roman Road)

Black Darter (female)
 Seen from the Roman Road walk above Dyffryn Cellwen. Also seen today in the same area a male Common Hawker

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Common Hawker near Resolven

Common Hawker (male)
1 of 2 Common Hawkers seen along the forestry tracks SE of Resolven. Also a Golden-ringed Dragonfly flying in this area.

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Common Darters at Fendrod Lake

Mating Common Darter at Fendrod Lake (c) J. Driscoll
More action from Fendrod Lake (SS675967). Another terrific photo courtesy of Jeff Driscoll taken this morning showing some very nice detail.