Dazzling Damsels and Dragons 2020

Just starting off with a link to last years thread here https://community.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/f/all-creatures/201672/dazzling-damsels-and-dragons-2019#pifragment-4285=1

About a week ago the large Red Damsels arrived

& then yesterday caught a glimpse of a Broad Bodied Chaser

it then flew off across a field.

Happy hunting & stay safe all.

Best wishes

Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Nice to see they're emerging, Hazel.
    My local patch is out of bounds unless you can walk there. Don't think I'm going to see much this year.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream 

  • Good to see the damsels and dragons; I've only seen butterflies so far although its not surprising with the restrictions on our movements at the moment; good to see your photos and signs that spring is well and truly here. Stay well.

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    TeeJay said:
    Nice to see they're emerging, Hazel.
    My local patch is out of bounds unless you can walk there. Don't think I'm going to see much this year.

    We're lucky to have a pond & "laverie" in our 1 km limit. The laverie is the muckiest water you can imagine & the women must have got terrible back-ache doing the washing there, the water is a lot lower than the level ground. I think the sheets must have come out a bit grey too. Nice for damsels though.

    Don't despair TJ, it'll all come good in the end, patience is what we all need, & I don't have much of it. Just stay healthy!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Nice photos folks, I don't often get many damsels, or dragons in the garden, but the new thread is noted, and hopefully, I'll not mess up why I post my sightings!

    One can try.....

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • First Damsels of the year for me on our walk this morning. :-)

    Emerging Large Reds.

    Female (typica) .... I think.!!

    My bird photos HERE

  • Lovely find Paul, it seems so weird at the moment with not going outside on a regular basis, missing many wildlife sightings and hard to believe we're well into springtime except for these lovely photos. Such a cheery sight, thanks.

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    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • Nice start for the year Hazel, I've seen one dragon fly over our pond last week but nothing since.


    Tony

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wherryman/

  • I spent a little time by our pond today contemplating how much of a mess it is and where to start working to clean it up when I noticed some damselfly about. So up the garden and collect the camera and ID'd them as Large Red Damselfly.


    Tony

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wherryman/

  • In reply to tony:

    Brilliant captures Tony.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to tony:

    Nice to have those posing in the garden for you, Tony.

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    Nige   Flickr