Elsewhere at Fermyn Woods, Roland Bogush found some recently emerged Large Red Damselflies.
At Ditchford, I have yet to see an emerging Hairy, but I did find two more exuviae. Only two though, which quite surprised me as I was expecting more. Anyway, I did find a teneral female Azure Damselfly and many Red-eyes in amoungst the Common Blues. Numbers here are still low but building well. A good period of settled weather should see more emergence. A good spot to see these immature Damselflies is the meadow at the back of the main lake, just before the second lake, where you can see the building works for the new Rushden Lakes shopping centre. Damselflies use the grasses to mature and many immatures can be seen flying around this area. I am sure there are some Blue-tailed Damselflies here, but I have yet to ID any.
Don't forget the Northants Dragonflies group on facebook, where you can post your photos and sightings.
Here's an arty picture of a Common Blue and a close-up of a Red-eyed Damselfly.
|Immature Red-eyed Damselfly|
|Common Blue Damselfly|