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Saturday 19 August 2017

Parc Cwm Darran 13/08/2017

Plenty of male Common Darters (13) at the dragonfly ponds with one hawker making a brief appearance, not much else about apart from a few Emerald damselflies. Away from the pond on one of the paths I did see a Golden Ringed Dragonfly but it did not stay still long enough for me to get a photo.

Thursday 17 August 2017

Penallta Parc 13/08/2017

Not a great deal about at the horse-shoe ponds with just a few Emerald and Blue-tailed Damsels and only one male Common Darter. A male Emperor made a brief visit but did not stop a photo.

Then moved onto Parc Cwm Darran.

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Llanerch Wood 06/08/2017

Not a great deal about here with only Blue-tailed and (9) Red-eyed Damsels on the ponds, I did see a Hawker flying near a hedgerow but it disapeared when I tried to get close to identify it.

Lavernock Point NR 06/08/2017

Spent a good few hours around the reserve on Sunday with the weather not too god first off there was not alot happening, only some Blue-tailed Damsels around the small pond. Up by the gun emplacement buildings I did find a pair of Migrant Hawkers resting in a tree.

As the weather improved so things started to show, on a path I found a pair of female Common Darters then I made my way back to the pond and arrived just as a male Emperor took a butterfly and continued to eat it in flight. Around the pond there were alot of male Common Darters plus Blue-tailed and Azure Damsels, the highlight being a male Ruddy Darter making a show. The Emperor did settle for a picture after its dinner.

 I then moved on to Llanerch Woods

Saturday 5 August 2017

Roath Park Lake and Woodland Garden 04/08/2017

Spent a couple of hours at Roath Park on Friday looking for ringed gulls, walking around the lake I saw alot of Damselflies on the vegetation Blue-tailed, Common Blue and Azures. I did not see any Dragons.

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Llanerch wood 27/07/2017

In between the showers last Thursday I managed a couple of hours looking around Llanerch wood, I only saw one hawker but flying to high to get an ident. There were alot of damsels about mainly Blue-tailed and Azures although I did find a single Red-eyed Damsel on the lily pads.

Whats happened to our Summer?