Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Rubbish weather, but Dragons still flying!

Rubbish weather again today - apparently we are in the middle of the "European Monsoon"! So, suffering from Dragonfly withdrawl symptoms, I headed off to Wilson's Pits this lunchtime. Weather was rainy, with a temperature ~17 degrees. There was a surprising amount of activity, including my first flying Emperors:

Emperor ~5 all males often clashing over territory
Red-eyed Damselfly 100+ inc oviposting pairs and exuviae
Common Blue Damselfly - 100+ inc oviposting and exuviae
Blue-tailed Damselfly 100+ inc many mating pairs
Azure Damselfly - ~20 (probably more) hidden amoung the grasses
Hairy Dragonfly ~5 searching through the reedmace looking for oviposting females and occassionally clashing with Emperors.