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Wednesday 24 June 2015

Tranch Pyle former lime works

Dragonflies noted at this site during the last couple of weeks comprised plenty of Emperors and Black-tailed Skimmers, with smaller numbers of Broad-bodied Chasers and Four-spotted Chasers. Nothing out of the ordinary in the damselflies, but Common Blue, Azure, Blue-tailed and Large Red seen.

Ovipositing Emperor:

Blue-tailed Danselfly - female of the form rufescens-obsoleta:


Black-tailed Skimmer, these fish have been put into a pond bad news for the dragonflies


A slow start to the season at this site, but now has kicked into gear with broad bodied chaser,s black tailed skimmers common darter a few hawkers( don't know which one)

Wednesday 17 June 2015

Kenfig NNR 16th June 2015

Quick walk around Kenfig yesterday late afternoon, lots of dragons and damsels about, including Black-tailed Skimmer, Azure Damsel, Common Blue damsel, unidentified hawkers in the 'wheel' position, Blue-tailed damsel. 

Also spotted this Southern hawker catching and eating an Azure damselfly- not something I've seen before! 

Monday 8 June 2015

Parc Cwm Darren 07/06/2015

At P.C.D. I walked around to the new Dragonfly pond calling in too a small pond in the corner of the hay meadow where there were a few Large Red and Azure Damsels.
At the Dragonfly pond I found Four Broad-bodied Chasers 3m-1f
Alot of Large Red and Azure Damselflies, some in tandem.
Also tucked into the undergrowth I found this new emergence which I think could be a Hairy Dragonfly?
Walking back to the main lake along the inlet strean I found Two female Beautiful Demoiselles.
On the main lake there were only Large Reds, Azure Blues and some Blue-Tailed Damsels

Sunday 7 June 2015

Penallta Parc Today

Got there early so it was a bit cold around the horse-shoe ponds, I only found One Large Red Damsel on the ponds and on checking the reeds found no sign of any new emergence or any casts left by previous emergence wheather this has anything to do with the cold weather I do not know.
Took a walk along the path near the ponds and found most of the Damsels sheltering there, 8 Large Reds and 7 Azure Blues. No other Dragons seen here.
Went onto Parc Cwm Darren next, I will post info tomorrow.