Dazzling Damsels and Dragons 2018

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Thanks Tony I've left her a link to your reply.

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    This afternoon with the sun shining and quite warm I made a trip to one of my favourite dragonfly spots, Bramshill Forest. I needed to up my game as I hadn't been seeing much on my local patch. 

    The most prolific species were Four-spotted Chasers but they didn't settle much.

    There were a few Large Red Damselfly about

    Male and female. I don't think I've had a good look at females before. There are apparently three colour forms; this one is typica I think which is the commonest - I was hoping it might have been one of the other forms.

    An Azure Damselfly

    Male Broad-bodied Chasers

    No Emperors about yet but it may be too early. All in all not a bad visit 

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    What a stunning set of photos Tony, so clear and detailed;  it certainly feels good to be in a settled warm spell of sunny weather.  The large red damselflies were on the pond area again today but hoping we get one of the dragonfly species in at some stage.  

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Lovely to see your photos TJ, as Hazy says they are so clear and detailed, showing what beautiful creatures they are.

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    This large red paid a visit to our garden today.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Well done, Mike. Large Reds seem to be showing well at the moment. If this glorious sunny weather continues it might be a good year for dragons et al.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    TeeJay said:

    Well done, Mike. Large Reds seem to be showing well at the moment. If this glorious sunny weather continues it might be a good year for dragons et al.

    Thank you Tony.

    The poor damselfly was hoping to settle on our pond, but the net we have over the pond to stop predators sneaking away with our fish, it couldn't get through.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Very nice Tony, not a lot showing here looks like I will have to travel to get some pictures.

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    Nice captures Mike.

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    lovely photos everyone,  more large reds from today - they are in abundance this year !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"