Dragon Habitat At Thursley
We spent 7 hours in glorious weather chasing down Dragonflies, of which we found 16 species, two of those being new to me, the Black Darter and the Common Hawker, although the latter only gave flight views, the former were seen in good numbers, giving lots of photo opportunities.
Marc pointed out this Common Darter just emerging within minutes of our arrival
Newly emerged Common Darter
I took another photo half an hour later, when it had pumped up its abdomen
Small Red Damselflies were well represented
But there were even more Black Darters about, a lifer species for me :-)
Keeled Skimmers were probably the most numerous species seen on our visit
This Southern Hawker was the only one we recorded today
A Grayling Butterfly was a butterfly first for me, but it proved difficult to photograph
In all it was a thoroughly enjoyable outing, my thanks go to Marc, for driving, in some very warm and sticky conditions :-) I'll post more images from Thursley on future posts.