Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Poor Weather Keeps the Banded Away.

Despite today's blustery and cool weather I made a first of the year visit to Southford Stream in the hope of seeing the Banded Demoiselle. Numbers were very low with just four sightings,three males and one female and no activity at all along this particular stretch of stream.Still,perhaps this was due to disappointing weather and no doubt numbers will increase as the season progresses.
There were however many Common Blue and Blue-tailed Damselflies in several areas of long grass close to the stream.These originate from the reservoir which is very close by.