Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Scarce Chaser Returns.

Two years ago  we were fortunate enough to see several Scarce Chasers at an ideal habitat for them on the Isle of Wight.Despite another visit last year at this time none were to be seen at the site.This perhaps was due to the fact that it normally takes larvae two seasons to develop and emerge.
The signs were good this time, as some Chasers have been reported from another known Island site as well as one immature male seen a week or two ago at our location.The weather today was hot and muggy with hardly any breeze so the conditions were favourable.After some time investigating the slow moving stream  dotted with small open areas clear of reeds a mature male was spotted.He proved to be very accommodating by landing a frequent intervals on nearby reed stems.