Thursday, 6 August 2009

Records for Sunday 2nd August

Not posted for a while - a combination of being away on holiday [to Corfu] and rubbish weather when able to go out!
I was very pleased to receive a report [with photos] from a new recorder, Barry Watts. He lives in Frome and visited Stourhead for the first time on Sunday. As well as some Common Blue and Blue-tailed Damselflies he saw the first reported Migrant Hawker and Common Darters for Wilts for the year. As well as this there was an ovipositing Brown Hawker, some Broad-bodied Chasers and an ancient female 4-spot Chaser [looking her age!]

On the same day I had the first Southern hawker in my garden for some time - a pristine male in his prime.


  1. Steve,
    Thanks for the report and these nice photos! never heard of any of these places you mentioned.

  2. Hi Randy, thanks for the nice comments. Frome is just outside Wiltshire in North east Somerset and is a small market town. Stourhead is a National Trust property and is workd reknowned for it's architecture and magnificent landscaped gardens and lakes [where the dragonfly interest comes in!]. If you do a Google search all sorts of info will come up for Stourhead.