Red-veined Darter a Glos rarity seen photographed today in the Forest of Dean
The same Red-veined Darter today.
Emperor Dragonfly, Forest of Dean.
Large Red Damselfly, Forest of Dean
Martin and Paul certainly take Odonata ID, recording and photography very seriuosly
Black Darter (juvenile), Forest of Dean.
Flushed with success from the forest we headed over to Coombe Hill Nature Reserve, where we added a couple more species of Dragonfly to the days's species list. We also managed to see some interesting birds; a juvenile Purple Heron being the highlight. Two hunting Hobbies, 120 Lapwings, six Snipes, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Curlews, 15 Grey Herons, 345 Swifts, Yellowhammer and Chiffchaff were all good too.
The final list of Odonata recorded today was;
Emerald Damselfly; Large Red Damselfly; Common Blue Damselfly; Blue-tailed Damselfly; Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly; Common Hawker; Southern Hawker; Brown Hawker; Emperor Dragonfly; Four-spotted Chaser; Broad-bodied Chaser; Common Darter; Ruddy Darter; Black Darter and Red-veined Darter.
Great wildlife and great company.