Saturday, 16 May 2009

The weather today was sunny, rainy and windy (it can't make up its mind). With a spare hour before lunch, I popped 'round to the Nene at Kinewell Lake, Ringstead on a Scarce Chaser hunt. I caught sight of a female trying to fly in the wind - she was promptly grounded by a gust. In amoungst the grasses by the river were three more Scarce Chaser; 100+ Banded Demoislle; 100+ Common Blue Damselflies; and about 50 Red-eyed Damselflies. Scarce Chaser have been recorded here before, but not this early in the season which is indicative of them breeding here (not absolute proof though as I could not get close enough to the river margins to hunt for exuviae.