Friday 29 April 2022

First Dragonfly of the Year.

A walk around the ponds in Bouldnor Forest,Yarmouth today was rewarded with my first dragonfly of the season. Along a narrow path leading away from the ponds bordered by gorse,I came across this immature female Broad-bodied Chaser enjoying the warm sunshine.This was one of two Broad-bodied seen ,as later I disturbed  a teneral from pondside vegetation. Particularly noticeable today were damselflies,with numerous Large Red's and several Azure.

Friday 15 April 2022

First Large Red's of the Season.

The  beautiful spring weather of today was rewarded with the first sightings of Large Red Damselflies at the Old Pond in Bouldnor Forest. At least six individuals were disturbed from the pondside grasses and they quickly fluttered  up into the trees. However this female took time to enjoy the warm sunshine on a wooden fence post before disappearing into the wood.