Sunday, 17 October 2010

Southern Hawkers and Common Darters at Fermyn Woods

We took a walk around Fermyn Woods CP on a beautiful sunny autumnal afternoon. It was around 12 degrees, but nice and crisp. Around the three min ponds, we saw 6 Southern Hawker, including an oviposting female and a number of Common Darter. Not bad for mid October.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Early October Sightings

As we get more autumnal, our dragonflies are on the decline, however there are still some to be seen when the sun comes out:

4th Oct - Darryl Sutcliffe reports a late season Southern Hawker at Brixworth Country Park.
7th Oct - Migrant Hawkers and Common Darter on the River Ise at Burton Latimer.
10th Oct - A Common Blue Damselfly was seen at Billing Mill.
11th Oct - Darryl reports 6+ Common Darter, 4+ Migrant Hawker & a Southern Hawker at Brackmills Industrial Estate, Northampton.