Thursday, 4 June 2009
Sightings for Wed 3rd June.
I visited the CWP yesterday looking at several suitable pits for Red-veined Darters - but with no success. There were a couple of Broad-bodied Chasers however, a scarce species in the water park, and lots of Black-tailed Skimmers in all stages from pre-flight tenerals to mature territorial males. Also a couple of Emperors plus various damselflies - particularly tens of thousands of Common Blue Damselflies and also Red-eyed Damsels in a new location.
One male Downy Emerald patrolling the usual spot at Lower Moor Farm.
I hope the change in the weather is only short lived - 3 bad summers in a row could be devastating.