Wednesday, 10 October 2018

And Then There Was One?

A solitary male Southern Emerald was to be the only sighting today at Bouldnor or so I thought, following a prolonged search at the two dried up scrapes.Surprisingly this sighting was at the larger of the two scrapes, as all my recent records have been at the smaller.
The promised mild weather for this week was fulfilled with blue skies and temperatures in excess of 20 degrees today.The long season  of our Southern Emerald Damselflies must end soon, and  just as I was bringing my visit to a conclusion another damselfly was spotted again at the large scrape.This was a female Southern Emerald but she unfortunately gave me the slip soon afterwards.

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