There were good numbers of Common Darter,which is always encouraging and the Black Darters were still in relatively good numbers.Common Hawker seems to be the only 'Large' Dragonfly which is fairing well at the sites i visit,but it may just be weather related this year and i'm not getting out on the peak activity days.
The following is a summary of species encountered and the associated numbers observed:
Emerald Damselfly - 25
Common Hawker - 13,including 1 mating pair,observed near to the public car park.
Southern Hawker - 3,numbers way down on last year.
Brown Hawker - 1
Migrant Hawker - 3
Ruddy Darter - 3,another species which does not seem to be fairing too well at the sites i have visited this year.
Common Darter - 201,a pretty good count.
Black Darter - 308
|Adult Male Black Darter.|
|Record Shot Of The Mating Pair Of Common Hawker's,That Where High In A Sycamore Near To The Reserve Car Park.|