Sunday, 24 July 2011

Emperors, Hawkers and Darters at Brockholes Wetlands

July 23, 2011:
Being warm and sunny today and with only a mild breeze, this made ideal conditions for dragonflies. There were large numbers of Common Darters flying, most of which were immatures. A male Emperor incessantly patrolled one of the small pools and on the single occasion when it briefly settled, provided an opportunity for a photograph. The damselflies present here were mainly Common Blues.

[Male Emperor]

[Common Darters spent much of the time sunning themelves on nearby alders]

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