Sunday, 8 June 2014

Downy Emeralds and Black-tailed Skimmers

I took a walk around Stanwick Lakes on Sunday morning as the sun was gloriously bright and warm. I was amazed at the number of Common Blue Damselflies emerging and the total I saw must have exceed 3000. This was quite a sight! I was searching for Black-tailed Skimmers and disturbed about 15 taking their maiden flights. The adults weren't that helpful and didn't stay around too long, except two individuals who allowed me a close approach. Also, many Red-eyed Damselflies, Blue-tailed Damselflies and Four-spotted Chasers. On the river, hundreds of Banded Demoiselles were flitting about, but unfortunately, I didn't see any Scarce Chasers.

At Yardley Chase, I managed my first in flight shots of the year, of Downy Emeralds.