A thread for all you Odonata aficionados to post your photos of Damselflies and Dragonflies
It's been a late start to the season this year but I got my first one today - a female Banded Demoiselle.
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Great idea for a thread Tony and what a beauty to start it off with that stunning Banded Demoiselle; although Jim and I saw a damselfly in the garden yesterday it had scooted off before Jim could reach for his camera. Hopefully we'll get more sunshine and I'll keep a lookout for them.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
None here yet TJ I had a good look round this morning.
Can you have a look at Silvana's photo and see if you know what it is
She's got some beauties today.
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In reply to Alan:
Could Sylvana's be a female Common Darter ... no expert but did have one in garden last year ID'd on here I think!
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Wow, she does take some superb photos and all with a bridge camera.
I'd go for a female Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) but still learning. Don't know what the Dutch name is.
In reply to TeeJay:
Thanks Tony yep it looks like you are right according to the UK Dragonfly site.
She certainly gets stunning shots with her camera.
In reply to WendyBartter:
Nice one Tony.
I've only seen a Large Red so far (no photo)
Alan, I would say Sylvana's is an immature Black Tailed Skimmer - but do wait for others to confirm!
In reply to Nigel O:
Post crossed and we got similar conclusions!
Thanks chaps looks like you've sorted it.
Although the immature male has similar markings I went for female because of the anal appendage.
At least I got the same species as you! I bow to your knowledge re female: I find it difficult to differentiate between the two even from the ID pics for this (and some other) species unless maybe I see under the tail!
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