Tuesday, 3 August 2010

More Dragons

With the sun appearing mid afternoon I hot footed it to Banks Pond. There were two or three Emperor, a couple of Four-spotted chaser, many Common Darter and loads of Damselfly around the pond.
This Four-spotted chaser has suffered a lot of wing damage presumably resulting from repeated confrontations with the Emperors, many of which I witnessed.

I also visited Big Waters outlet stream. This was the first time I had been there recently in full sun but there was nothing in flight over water. It was quite windy.
However as on the last three visits, the path on the north side of the stream was holding hunting Dragonfly, particularly on the stretch where the trees close in on the path. There were male and female Common Darter and a pair of Southern Hawker.
This male perched obligingly on a blackberry bush.

The female was constantly on the move, but I was satisfied enough.


Codders said...


quite a productive few hours but would probably have been better if you had taken "you know who along". I take my "you know who" along as much as possible as she has much better eyesight than me although it normally means buying her a meal somewhere.


Citybirding said...

I must admit the Creswell trip did involve a meal.

kirstallcreatures said...

Lots of great pics here, lovely, L