Sunday, 7 July 2013

Darters and skimmers

Saturday 6th July 2013. Very warm, sunny and dry with a light n/e breeze. Another Saturday morning at work was frustrating with a lovely sunny day outside, but home by 2pm, changed and fed and ready for a walk. Before leaving home I had a quick look at the new pond and now there were Common Blue Damselflies as well as Large Red, which was nice. Next I met Tim near Reculver and we took a walk to look for the Red-veined Darter(s) seen the last few days. There were loads of Black-tailed Skimmers, several Emperor Dragonflies, a few Common Darters, many Blue-tailed, an Azure and hundreds of Common Blue Damselflies and of course the Red-veined Darter.
Tim went off home for a rest and I nipped down to Brook to look for demoiselles. The small stream there is nearly choked up, and no demoiselles were to be seen, though it was early evening by the time i got there so perhaps they weren't active. I did see a few Commas on the bramble bushes by the railway line.

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