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Tuesday 29 October 2013

Parc Slip

Ruddy darters in wheel formation today at Parc Slip! They're really making the summer last!

Sunday 20 October 2013


Also at the south pools today was 1 Ruddy and Common darter and still a few Migrant hawkers at this site


At least three female Red-veined Darters were at Llanilid this afternoon, in the vicinity of the pool adjacent to the studios. Thanks to Alun for helping locate them today and for the excellent discovery.

This species - along with the other recent additions of Black Darter and Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly - brings the site's odonata list to 23, by my calculation.

Friday 18 October 2013

1 week ago and earlier in the year four spotted chaser


(posted a few photos which I think maybe red veined darter any ideas please this might  be the first record for this site and myself or are they just common Alun Hughes)

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Parc Slip Nature Reserve 15th October 2013

With the lovely weather we had on the 15th it still felt like summer, particularly with the dragonflies and butterflies still flying! Not many, but there was a male Southern Hawker and an over mature female common darter on and around the visitor centre ponds (the butterfly was a speckled wood). A far cry from the weather this morning- I doubt I'll see any dragons on the wing today!

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Wednesday 9 October 2013


                          A Red-veined Darter photographed recently at KNNR by Clive Ellis