Latest Sightings and News

Total species recorded during the 2017 season is 26

Common Club-tail (Gomphus vulgatissimus)
Hairy Dragonfly (Brachytron pratense)

Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea)
Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea)
Brown Hawker (Aeshna grandis)

Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)
Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)
Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea)
Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)

Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum)
Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
Black Darter (Sympetrum danae)

Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)
Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)
Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa)
Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum)
Red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma najas)
Small Red-eyed Damselfly (Erythromma viridulum)
Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella)
Variable Damselfly (Coenagrion pulchellum)

 


Female Southern Hawker at Swettenham Meadows 20.8.17. Photo © Sheelagh Halsey

20.8.17
Andy Goodwin called at Warmingham Flash (76B SJ716632) where there was still a single male Small Red-eyed Damselfly with Southern Hawker and Brown Hawker. Moving on to Melchett Mere (78K SJ752809) there were Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Common Darter, Ruddy Darter, Emerald Damselfly, Common Blue Damselfly, Red-eyed Damselfly and Blue-tailed Damselfly. meanwhile at Swettenham Meadows (86C SJ804675) Sheelagh Halsey saw Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker and Common Darter.


A rather battered female Four-spotted Chaser at Rostherne NNR 15.8.17. Photo © Sheelagh Halsey

15.8.17
At Rostherne NNR (78L SJ752839) Sheelagh Halsey found a very late and battered Four-spotted Chaser. Also present were Migrant Hawker and Black-tailed Skimmer.


Female Brown Hawker at Billinge Green Flash 12.8.17. Photo © John Beresford

14.8.17
Brown Hawker were flying at Adlington (97E SJ900796) this morning.


Male Emperor Dragonfly at New Ferry Butterfly Park 13.8.17. Photo © Sheelagh Halsey

13.8.17
At Abney Park (88U SJ860890) Alison Lilley found a male Emerald Damselfly. Meanwhile Sheelagh Halsey was at New Ferry Butterfly Park (38L SJ333851) and saw Emperor Dragonfly, Common Darter, Common Blue Damselfly and Blue-tailed Damselfly. Small Red-eyed Damselfly are still to be seen at Warmingham Flash (76B SJ716632) reports Brian Baird.


A pair pf Small Red-eyed Damselflies at Warmiongham Flash 13.8.17. Photo © Brian Baird

12.8.17
Sheelagh Halsey called at Burton Mere Wetlands (37B SJ314737) and saw Brown Hawker, Common Darter and Blue-tailed Damselfly. John Beresford found Brown Hawker and Ruddy Darter at Billinge Green Flash (67V SJ682713).


Male Emerald Damselfly at Abney ark 13.8.17. Photo © Alison Lilley

10.8.17
Over at Newchurch Common (66E SJ605688) there were six species flying when Paul Brewster was there. These were Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer, Common Darter, Red-eyed Damselfly and Common Blue Damselfly.


Female Black-tailed Skimmer at Newchurch Common 10.8.17. Photo © Paul Brewster

9.8.17
Brian Baird visited Woolston Eyes (68U SJ665886) and found Brown Hawker, Common Darter, Ruddy Darter and Common Blue Damselfly.


Female Brown Hawker at Woolston Eyes 9.8.17. Photo © Brian Baird

7.8.17
At Rostherne NNR (78L SJ752839) Sheelagh Halsey found Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer, and Common Blue Damselfly.


Female Brown Hawker atRostherne NNR 7.8.17. Photo © Sheelagh Halsey


Female Brown Hawker at Delamere Forest 4.8.17. Photo © John Beresford

5.8.17
At Adlington (97U SJ972796) this afternoon a male Southern Hawker was feeding.


Male Ruddy Darter at Dairyhouse Meadow 4.8.17. Photo © Sheelagh Halsey.

4.8.17
Sheelagh Halsey reports Blue-tailed Damselfly and Ruddy Darter at Dairyhouse Meadow (67S SJ663757) with Brown Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer and Common Darter at Neumann's Flash (67S SJ664753).


Female Black Darter at Danes Moss 31.7.17. Photo © Dennis Swaby.

2.8.17
On a dull morning a male Southern Hawker was flying in the trees alongside the Macclesfield Canal at Middlecale (98M SJ950848).


Teneral female Migrant Hawker at Danes Moss 31.7.17. Photo © Dennis Swaby.

 
 
 
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Last updated 22.8.2017