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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Broad Bodied Chaser......Not

Went over to Stargate a few days ago to look for the reported Broad Bodied Chasers a Dragonfly I have not seen yet ,they don't seem to get over to Northumberland , at least Iv'e not heard of any, well I looked all over the weather was warm enough I even quizzed the fisherman if they had seen any Dragonflies But not a thing barely any Damsels even . Its a nice area though seems popular with the fisherman a few small jetties to view from , walked over the area the hill had many Common Spotted Orchids coming through its a fairly recent reclaimed site. Nearby was a huge Sand Martin colony its good to see nature so near towns

Edit :- If you see Broad Bodied Chaser please let me know   !!!

 White Melilot
 Common Centaury

 St John's Wort
 Common Spotted Orchid
 Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Ringlet , Small Heath


Brian R said...

Hi Brian, BB Chaser seems to have been reported from Wark area in the past.

Google BB Chaser in Northumberland, you may be already aware of this.

info only not a comment.

brian robson.

PCF said...

Photographed two from the hide at Holywell Pond 6th July last year.

PCF said...

Sorry Brian I tell a lie. Memory confuses me. I remember the discussion in the hide but the conclusion was Black Tailed Skimmer not Broad Bodied which I have incorrectly labelled the image.

Citybirding said...

I'm struggling to see any Dragons in my area.

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks guys , I had thought this year would be good in general for Dragonflies, there are reports of several BBC's over the water and high numbers of 4SC, but I have only had 2 I do remember the report of one in the Wark area. Black Tailed Skimmers where numerous last year .Early days perhaps, remind me what day is Summer on this year ?