Been meaning to post this one for a while, although seems a bit late now that we have lost the stunning sunshine of April and May. Just what has happened to the weather!?
Once lockdown was eased I was able to spend more time looking around the patch for dragonflies and damselflies. Really enjoyed seeing plenty of the usual species, including an impressive mass emergence of Scarce Chasers in late May. Hope you enjoy these pics...
|Same insect different angle|
|Broad-bodied Chaser male|
|Broad-bodied Chaser female|
|Black-tailed Skimmer immature male|
|Teneral White-legged Damselflies|
Really pleased with some of these shots, a credit to the P900.
I fancied an off-patch Odonata foray too, looking for the rare Southern Damselfly. About 15 years ago I found my own site for this extremely rare damselfly on the East Devon Commons, but haven't been back since. I had no idea if they were still there but on 29th May was very happy to confirm they indeed were. What a delicate little insect and so beautifully marked, fantastic to see again...
|Another Southern Damselfly|
Isn't nature beautiful.