Monday, 7 November 2016

November Darters

As we move into November, temperatures have dropped and several consecutive nights have been sub-zero with morning frosts. All this is not good for our dragonflies. Despite this, Tony Vials reports seeing Common Darters over the weekend at Summer Leys and Irthlingborough Lakes and today I found two at Finedon soaking up all available light by basking on dried out pond scum. These are possibly the last two I will see this year. No Migrant Hawkers for over a week now, so their season may be over although I never take anything for granted until December while still hoping for that December darter record.