Common darters and Emeralds a plenty

After the excitement of the Hawker migration and still asking myself lots of questions that I don’t know the answers to, I wondered if the day before was going to be it for the dragonflies on our lunchtime strolls. The Migrant Hawkers seemed to have moved on with only few that were still buzzing around the green.

Common Darter

Common Darter

We headed for our usual spot and came across a Brown Hawker patrolling the margins and also we found what looked like a Willow Emerald Damselfly by the path. Then there were several dragonflies which turned out to be male and female Common Darters. The males being a nice vibrant red and the female that we saw was a stunning golden colour in the sunshine. This was another new one for our year list.

Common Darter

Common Darter

Common Darter

Common Darter

The excitement didn’t stop there and we came across yet another one for the year list on the green and this was the Common Emerald Damselfly and once again the colours were amazing.

Common Emerald Damselfly

Common Emerald Damselfly

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