Dazzling Damsels and Dragons 2021

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Lovely photo, looks like a piece of amber jewellery.
    Best Regards
  • I did have a 4 Spotted Chaser of my own lined up, so here's a Black-tailed Skimmer instead.


  • Nice one Trevor, it's good to finally see the dragons and damsels appearing along with the rest of the insects.


    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • Another Four-spotted Chaser. This one from below.

    My bird photos HERE

  • A walk around my local mini lake this morning was quite product with quite a lot of Dragonfly and Damselfly activity at last.

    Here's what I saw.

    A pair of Common Blue Damselflies.

    4 Spotted Chasers

    Male Banded Demoiselle.

    Female Emperor Dragonfly (I think) laying the next generation.

    Male Broad Bodied Chaser

    And possibly another Emperor Dragonfly

    Corrections welcome for any errors in ID.

    All the Best


  • The blue on the male banded is just fantastic.

    Lot to learn

  • Fabulous shots of the 4 wings open on the demoiselle Trevor, not something I've managed so far this year! And madam emperor is a stunner
  • Lovely species and photos Trevor,


    Regards, Hazel 

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

  • In reply to TJS:

    FAbulous photos Trevor, and I'm loving the banded damsels, plus the emperor dragon egg laying.

    I must make a return to Middleton Lakes, my local reserve, where they have an abundance of banded damsels, and when Covid permits, back to Conwy, they really do have a good selection of dragons and damsels, and many accessible pools to watch them mate and egg lay.


    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Thanks Mike,

    It's just in the last week or so that the Emperors have appeared locally and now I've seen quite a few including this one yesterday in quite a small pool.