DRAGONFLY DIARY

 

 

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YEAR LIST

 


2024

 

APRIL

 

Sunday 14th

A Large Red Damselfly, the first of the year, was found in a private garden at Wickwar today! (Paul Sadley)

 

Large Red Damselfly | Paul Sadley

 

Thursday 18th

Another Large Red Damselfly was present in a private garden at Yate. ( Mark Coller)

 

Large Red Damselfly | Mark Coller

 

Monday 29th

A Hairy Dragonfly was found near The Lake, Oldbury Power Station today. It's the first of the year but more importantly the very first record for the OPS site! (Matt Plenty)

 

 

Hairy Dragonfly | Matt Plenty

 

Tuesday 30th

Blue-tailed and Azure Damselfly, the first of the year, were both seen in the Oldbury Power Station environs today. At Willsbridge Large Red Damselfly and this year's first Broad-bodied Chaser were both spotted. (Heather England, Donna Harvey)

 

 

Blue-tailed and Azure Damselflies | Heather England

 

 

Large Red Damselfly and Broad-bodied Chaser | Donna Harvey

 


 

MAY

 

Sunday 5th

Large Red and Azure Damselfly at Wickwar today. (Paul Sadley)

 

Tuesday 7th

An emerging Broad-bodied Chaser at Willsbridge Mill this morning. (Donna Harvey)

 

Thursday 9th

On the wing today were both Beautiful and Banded Demoiselle at Willsbridge and between Conham and Hanham respectively. (Donna Harvey, Nigel Kempson)

 

Beautiful Demoiselle | Donna Harvey

 

Wednesday 15th

From the Oldbury Power Station environs today; Hairy Dragonfly, Four-spotted Chaser, Broad-bodied Chaser, Large Red, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselfly. (Heather England)

 

Hairy Dragonfly | Heather England

 

Thursday 16th

The first White-legged Damselfly of the year was noted alongside the R. Avon at Hanham today. (Donna Harvey)

 

White-legged Damselfly | Donna Harvey

 

Friday 17th

The first Small Red-eyed Damselfly was reported from Western Distribution, Severn Beach today! Also present was a Four Spotted Chaser. (Peter Bryant)

 

Saturday 25th

The first Scarce Chaser of the year was spotted along the R. Avon at Willsbridge today and nearby Broad-bodied Chasers were on the wing at Willsbridge Mill. (Donna Harvey)

 

Scarce Chaser | Donna Harvey

 

Wednesday 29th

A female Scarce Chaser and a female Broad-bodied Chaser by Siston Brook, Willsbridge today. (Nigel Kempson)

 

Friday 31st

Common Darter, Emperor, Hairy, Four-spotted and Broad-bodied Chaser plus numerous Damselflies were on show in the Oldbury Power Station environs today! (Heather England)

 

Common Darter | Heather England

 


 

JUNE

 

Sunday 2nd

An Emperor on Chipping Sodbury Common. Emperor, Four-spotted Chaser, Broad-bodied Chaser plus Common, Azure, Blue-tailed, and Large Red Damselflies at Kingsgate Park, Yate. (Mark Coller)

 


 

 

 

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