Dragon and Damselfly News










MAY 2019


Saturday 4th

The first Odonata news of the year in the form of Large Red Damselfly with good numbers seen at Bradley Stoke Brook. (Vic Savery)


Vic Savery

Sunday 5th

Saw a male Large Red Damselfly in Thornbury near the medieval fish ponds. (Louise Bailey)


Louise Bailey


Tuesday 7th

The first Common Blue Damselfly of the year was seen on the wing in the Shire Valley, Marshfield. (TBOSG)




Tuesday 21st

A Common Blue Damselfly was seen along the brook at Bradley Stoke and at least two Broad-bodied Chasers were noted at Three Brookes LNR. (Vic Savery)


Vic Savery


Thursday 23rd

At least one Beautiful Demoiselle on the wing at Bradley Stoke. (Vic Savery)


Vic Savery


Tuesday 28th

Two new additions to the S. Glos year list. White-legged Damselfly and Scarce Chaser were both seen along the Avon Valley Walkway around Holm Mead one kilometre east of the Lock Keeper between Willsbridge and Keynsham. (Ben Ofield)

Ben Ofield



JUNE 2019


Saturday 1st

Three new for the year, Four-spotted Chaser, Emperor and Black-tailed Skimmer all from Western Distribution Park, Severn Beach. (Lisa Presland)


Lisa Presland


Monday 3rd

New for the year, a Blue-tailed Damselfly was spotted at the Western Distribution Park, Severn Beach. (Rob Emery)


Rob Emery, Mark Coller


Wednesday 5th

A Large Red Damselfly hatching from a garden pond in Yate on the 5th. (Mark Coller)


Monday 17th

An Emperor was the highlight at Orchard Pools, Severn Beach this morning. (Rob Emery)


Tuesday 18th

A male Emperor at Western Distribution Pools, Severn Beach plus at least three Four-spotted Chasers and Blue-tailed Damselflies. (Rob Emery)


Wednesday 19th

An Azure Damselfly, the first of the year, was noted on Chipping Sodbury Common. (Mark Coller)


Wednesday 26th

The first Common Darter of the year was logged on Chipping Sodbury Common. (Mark Coller)



JULY 2019


Tuesday 2nd

Four Black tailed-tailed Skimmer, Emperor Dragonfly, Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselflies were all in flight at Western Distribution pools, Severn Beach today. (Rob Emery)


Sunday 7th

Small Red-eyed Damselflies were seen at Western Distribution Park, Severn Beach today as well as many Black-tailed Skimmers. (Vic Savery)


Vic Savery


Wednesday 10th

A Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly was seen in Kingsgate Park, Yate this morning along with Blue-tailed Damselfly (all three forms), Common Blue, at least 100 Red-eyed Damselflies, three Emperor Dragonfly and Black-tailed Skimmer. (Mark Coller)


Blue-tailed Damselfly forms rufescens and violacea in Kingsgate Park Yate. Mark Coller



Louise Bailey, Mark Coller, Rob Emery, Ben Ofield, Lisa Presland, Vic Savery | TBOSG