More dragonflies

3rd June 2012, Sunday

At Castle Water since last monday Emperor and Black-tailed Skimmer have been emerging. Adults of both species are on the wing during sunny periods and are easily found patrolling the margins at the northern end of Castle Water. The viewpoint is probably the best place to see Downy Emerald, while the ditch on the approach to the hide is a good place to watch Hairy Dragonfly and Four-spotted Chaser.

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Emperor

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Emerging Black-tailed Skimmer, note a second individual emerging out of focus in left hand corner.