Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Back To Shalfleet Stream.

A return visit to Shalfleet this afternoon resulted in two sightings of Beautiful Demoiselles.This doubled the number that was recorded on the 6th of this month.Still,the weather conditions today were not good in spite of the sunshine.Temperatures were much lower and there was a stiff breeze.Demoiselles it seems like a sunny,warm and sheltered spot with plenty of prey passing by .
In contrast  to the individual seen on Sunday the male pictured below has somewhat matured and despite his brown wings the eyes are darkening and the thorax is showing that metallic blue-green.