Saturday, 13 April 2019

Large Reds Emerge from the Garden Pond.

A first Large Red Damselfly was noticed at my garden pond on Thursday.Flying away from the margins it briefly landed before disappearing over the hedge.This afternoon I had better luck as a male Large Red left the water and emerged on a bulrush stem.In time he gradually climbed the stem away from the exuvia to prepare for his maiden flight.
Amazingly this damselfly remained on the reed stem until Tuesday the 16th,when at around 2pm he flew off.This delay can only be due to the very chilly weather we have had since the 13th.A brisk easterly wind blew constantly until the 16th when temperatures noticably rose and the wind abated.

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