25 July 2012

Dragon hunting

male Sothern Damselfly
A good day for Odonata at Cefn Bryn and Broad Pool yesterday. A total of 12 species seen here including Black-tailed Skimmer, Black Darter and Southern Damselfly.
male Emperor Dragonfly
On the way to Gower I stopped at Pluck Lake and found 10 Species on the wing. The Red-eyed Damselfly were on view and a good showing of Black-tailed Skimmers here too.

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Barry Stewart said...

Great shot of the Emperor!
Lots of Keeled Skimmers and a few Scarce Blue-tails around some small pools on colliery spoil at Aberpergwm yesterday, plus a Common Hawker exuva next to the tiniest bog pool.

Mark Hipkin said...

Thanks Barry. And some nice records there, for NPT. I was hoping for Keeled Skimmer yesterday but no luck. Also Pluck Lake looks right for Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly but no sign.