Sunday, 16 June 2013

Enjoying a Common Sight.

The Common Darter must be one of our most abundant darters here.However when I made a visit to several small ponds close to my local patch a couple of days ago I was pleased to see several tenerals in the surrounding reeds.
As well as these first of the year darters there were, what could be described as masses of Azure Damselflies,along with three ovipositing Emperor Dragonflies,a male and what could only have been a Downy Emerald patrolling  one pond.
Close by too was an immature female Emperor hiding in the long grass.