Sunday, 31 May 2009

Saturday 30th May

Greens Norton Pocket Park had some 15 Beatuiful Demoiselles, this is the earliest recorded date. Also note where 55 pairs of ovipositing Azures with a number of singles, two Broad Bodied Chasers, One Blue Tailed Damselfly and one Large Red Damselfly. These seem to be scarce at the reserve this year.
On the River Tove site where I undertake the new BDS monitoring programme, Beautiful and Banded were about in reasonable numbers. One pair of Beautiful Demoiselle were noted in tandem. This weekend saw Red Eyed Damselfly and White Legged Damselfly for the first time. There is a scarcity of azure and blue tailed this year.