Wednesday 30 August 2023

Dragonflies & Darters.

No damselflies were seen today at Yarmouth,however the dragonflies were out and about with the Southern Hawker prominent. Several males were recorded around the forest ponds at Bouldnor together with many Common Darters and a few Ruddy Darters. The female Southern Hawker pictured below, was in some form of difficulty amongst the tall grass and reeds at the edge of the pond. I managed to extricate her from her dilemma and she happily rested on my hand for a few seconds before flying off.

Ruddy Darter male

Wednesday 9 August 2023

Another Golden Opportunity.

My garden pond has attracted  many common damselflies this season and more recently the always reliable  Common Darter. However today I was very pleased to see this male Golden-ringed Dragonfly. This is the first time that I have recorded this species at the pond. He spent some time hanging around and making  numerous short flights over the pond.