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Monday, 14 June 2010

Dragonflies 11-6-10

Dragonflies or the lack of ,should really be the title, Friday had some long sunny spells so i went in the search of Dragonflies.One pond had a large amount of Azures/Common Blue in the process of oviposition, flying in tandem so that the male can guard the female from other males, this was in a sheltered part of the pool, a few Large Red Damsels and a few Blue-Tailed , I gave it about an hour just to make sure I had not missed anything. The next pond had more Large Reds, but nothing was very active the pool being exposed to the cool wind again gave it an hour but no sign of any Dragonflies .Two Damselfly Exuvia, (Exuviae plural) left behind after they have emerged .
Large red damselfly
Azure Damsels ovipositing into Lily Pads
Large Reds in tandem
Azures in tandem and some actual Sunshine !!!!!!!!!!!!


Citybirding said...

Brian, I've been travelling around ponds in the area and cannot find a Dragon anywhere. Loads of Damsels.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Been out today also and still nothing,but it was rather cool at times despite the sunny periods.

Citybirding said...

I,ve tried again today at Woolsington Ponds. Loads of Damsels no Dragons.