Thursday, 13 May 2010

Activity at Caen Hill Locks.

I grabbed a quick lunchtime visit to the Caen Hill flight of locks at Devizes to see if anything had emerged at the turning ponds. I wasn't disappointed! Although there still weren't any dragonflies I found two new damselflies for the year. Common Blue Damselfly; a single teneral male and female. Plus at least 11 recently emerged Red-eyed Damselflies one of which looked as if it had only just taken it's maiden flight. Also present was a single mature male Blue-tailed Damselfly. The shift in direction to the SE for the wind has hopefully kick-started a general emergence of species now. Let's hope for some fine, warm, weather at the weekend....!

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