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Thursday 24 May 2018

Cosmeston 23 May 2018

Lots of dragons flying over the dragonfly pond .... but all too far away to see.
Fortunately the damsels were numerous and busy alongside the parched paths. Saw Azure, Common Blue, Blue-tailed and Large Red Damselflies. Quite a lot in tandem.

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Llanerch Wood 23/05/2018

I did not see any Dragons but there was alot of Damsels about, Azures, Blue-tailed and a large amount of Red-eyed Damsels. I counted 46 over the Five rafts of lily pads with quite a few of them in tandem.

Pysgodlyn Mawr 23/05/2018

Spent a few hours at the pool today and there was alot on the wing, one Hairy Dragonfly, three Four-spotted Chasers and at least four Downy Emerald males, none of which settled for a photo. As for Damsels there were alot of Large Reds, Azures, Blue-tailed and Red-eyed with some in tandem and ovipositing.

I then moved on to Llanerch Wood.

Saturday 19 May 2018

Penallta Park 18/05/2018

Spent a few hours at the lower ponds at Penallta Park which are a number of small ponds and two fishing lakes. At one of the small ponds I did see one Dragonfly but it flew over a hedge before I had a chance to identify it, but there was a number of Large Red and Common Blue Damsels present with some of the Reds in tandem.

At the fishing ponds I did not see any Dragonflies only Damsels with the majority of them being Azures and only a few Large Reds, again some of the reds were in tandem.

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Llanerch Wood 13/05/2018

After Lavernock I called in at Llanerch wood to see what was about and could not find any Large Red Damsels only Blue-tailed Damsels.

Lavernock Point NR 13/05/2018

At the small pond there were plenty of Large Red damsels on and around the pond with quite a few in tandem some even ovipositing, I also found on the bankside vegetation some Blue-tailed damsels.

I did catch a glimse of a Dragonfly but it flew over the hedge so could not ident.

Sunday 13 May 2018

Monday 7 May 2018

Penallta Parc & Parc Cwm Darran. 06/05/2018

At Penallta's horseshoe ponds there was a small emergence of Large Red Damsels early morning but some must have emerged the previous evening because as I walked past the bankside vegetation clouds of Adults took off.

At Parc Cwm Darran things are a little later as there were very few casts on the reeds and no adults around the Dragonfly ponds although I did find some away from the ponds.