Saturday, 10 July 2010

Small Red-eyes at Wicksteed Park and Abdingdon Meadow

I discovered a walk from Weetabix, up the River Ise to the nature trail at Wicksteed Park. In the scorching heat on Friday I went to have a look. The fishing pond had many Red-eyes, several Small Red-eyes including oviposting pairs, Fourspotted Chaser, Brown Hawker, Emperor, Common Blue, Blue-tail and Black-tailed Skimmer. The main lake by the train track also had ovipostoing Small Red-eyes. These are new sites for this species.
Doug Goddard reports Small Red-eyes at Abingdon Meadow, along with Emperors, Brown Hawker, Four-spots and Black-tailed Skimmer.