Thursday, 15 May 2014

More Spring Damselflies.

A first visit this year to Downton Farm Stream at Brook village and the pond close by.At the latter workers were busy clearing the water soldier that was clogging the whole surface.In the grassy margins there were plenty of Common Blue Damselflies to see but no other species were noted.
At the stream a few Large Reds and two male Broad-bodied Chasers pursuing one another for the best spot on a small side scrape in the company of a nesting pair of Canada Geese.The highlight though was two immature male Beautiful Demoiselles
Photograph of the 'punky' Large Red Damselfly by kind permission of Barb Close..