I was wanting to get a handle on just how early the different Damselfly species appear. So this morning went to Shibdon Pond but saw only a Small Red. This afternoon had a quick walk up Prestwick Carr bridleway where only a Large Red was spotted in a couple of places. Then over to Big Waters where there were many Common Blue and the odd Large Red. Finally Gosforth Park NR where there are large numbers of Common Blue and Blue Tail, and at this location, egg laying was going on at a pace.