Monday, 29 August 2011

More Common Darters

Finedon packet park is becoming on of my favourite places as I have recorded 13 species there so far, including a couple of Migrant Hawkers. There were many Common & Ruddy Darter buzzing around and I managed to captures these few males in-flight.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Small Red-eyed Damselflies, at last

Last year, Small Red-eyed Damselflies were recorded from the end of June, so I have been checking a few of their usual sites since that time this year. I have not seen them until today, which is around their usual time. I wonder if the adults seen in June last year were a new influx from the continent, or the poor June/July weather this year delayed their emergence? Anyway, at Highham Ferrers Pocket Park and Gravel Pits, several hundred were about, mainly some distance from the bank making photography difficult. Several pairs were ovipositing and in tandem, like this one above

Monday, 1 August 2011

Common Darters

While it is still early in their season, there are plenty of Common Darters about. I saw this lot at Finedon Pocket Park, where there were also a pair ovipositing. Also there, Ruddy Darter, Azure, Blue-tailed and Emerald Damselflies and Brown Hawker.