Friday, 21 June 2013

First Emerald Damselfly of 2013

After a cloudy start the sun appeared this afternoon and a long awaited visit to my local patch following several days of poor weather.
The ponds closeby to Clamerkin NT are now awash with Azure Damselflies and many fall prey to the numerous spiders webs that cover the tall  reed grass surrounding the ponds.However a walk through the grass will send up hordes of teneral Common Darters.Other damselflies are beginning to be seen too including the Blue-tailed Damselfly and in patricular I came across my first sighting of the beautiful and delicate Emerald Damselfly.