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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

 

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)

 

Wednesday 19th

A Black-tailed Skimmer was the only notable sighting from Kingsgate Park, Yate today. (Mark Coller)

 

Wednesday 26th

Emperor, Common Darter and Beautiful Demoiselle were on the wing at Lower Woods, Wickwar. (Mark Coller)

 

Saturday 29th

Reported today; Large Red Damselfly, Emperor, Common Dater. (Mike Prior, Mark Coller)

 


 

JULY

 

Monday 1st

The first reports of Common Blue Damselfly this year from Abbey Wood, Filton. Also today Emperor and Four Spotted Chaser at Oldbury Power Station, Azure, Common Blue and Blue-tailed Damselfly in Kingsgate Park, Yate and Banded Demoiselle at Frampton Cotterell. (Mike Prior, Pete Hazelwood, Mark Coller, David Hanks)

 

Thursday 4th

Up to ten Emperor, Beautiful Demoiselle and Common Darter were all seen at Lower Wood, Wickwar this morning. (Mark Coller)

 

Sunday 7th

The first Small Red-eyed Damselfly of the year was bagged at Kingsgate Park, Yate today. (Mark Coller)

 

Small Red-eyed Damselfly | Mark Coller

 

Saturday 13th

The first Brown Hawker of the year was seen at Millside, Yate today where a Common Darter was also present. (Mark Coller)

 

Brown Hawker | Mark Coller

 

Thursday 18th

This afternoon at Oldbury Power Station; Two Ruddy Darter (the first of the year), Emperor, Broad-bodied Chaser, Black-tailed Skimmer, Small Red-eyed Damselfly and Blue-tailed Damselfly. (Heather England)

 

Ruddy Darter | Heather England

 

Friday 19th

Lower Woods, Wickwar; Common Hawker (the first of the year), Emperor, Beautiful Demoiselle and Common Darter. Kingsgate Park, Yate; Brown Hawker, six Emperor, two Black tailed Skimmer, two Common Darter, lots of Small Red-eyed plus Common, Azure, and Blue-tailed Damselfly. (Mark Coller)

 


 

 

 

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