Thursday, 10 July 2014
I only had a short time today so headed straight for Darter Pool to see how many dragonflies were on the wing.
In warm midday sunshine the following were seen;
4 Emperors including a female egg-laying
1 Migrant Hawker male (a rather early date!)
1 Brown Hawker
5 Common Darters
1 Four-spotted Chaser
Damselflies comprised 1 male Emerald, 10 Common Blue and c40 Blue-tailed.
Around fifteen House Martins were feeding overhead. I assume that most of these locals emanate from the Allandale Gardens colony (off Willow Lane)-- there have been 21 active nests there this year-- an improvement on previous summers.