Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Crowle Return,Saturday 23rd June 2018.

With the prospect of a really good days forecast,Dave and myself made a return visit to this fantastic site to see what species we could find and it was certainly no disappointment.
 Today we managed to cover the whole area,well at least the circuit we always walk when we visit and managed to record a whopping 14 species today,with 5 firsts for the season.
 The following is the list of species and numbers of each species we recorded:

Zygoptera:

Emerald Damselfly - 7(First Records Of The Season)
Large-red Damselfly - 54
Azure Damselfly - 55
Common-blue Damselfly - 9
Blue-tailed Damselfly - 14

Anisoptera:

Brown Hawker - 1
Common Hawker - 9
Southern Hawker - 3(First Records Of The Season)
Hairy Dragonfly - 2 males.
Black-tailed Skimmer - 10
Four-spotted Chaser - 16
Black Darter - 2(First Records Of The Season)
Ruddy Darter - 5(First Records Of The Season)
Common Darter - 1(First Record Of The Season)

Immature Female Black Darter.

Immature Female Black Darter.

Immature Male Ruddy Darter.

Male Black-tailed Skimmer.


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