Tuesday, 5 May 2015

4th May 2015

Steve Birt visited the Lower Moor Farm reserve at CWP today, and as well as picking up on Broad-bodied Chaser  and Common Blue Damselfly [first there for the year], he saw and photographed a teneral male Red-eyed Damselfly. This is [as far as I know] the first sighting of this species for Wiltshire this year :o)
Also, Steve had a fleeting glimpse of a red darter type dragonfly. But before he could confirm it's ID it flew off into an area that is currently out of bounds due to nesting Grey Herons. It is very likely this could have been a Red-veined Darter given the early date - but we shall probably never know.....