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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Penallta Park 18/05/2018

Spent a few hours at the lower ponds at Penallta Park which are a number of small ponds and two fishing lakes. At one of the small ponds I did see one Dragonfly but it flew over a hedge before I had a chance to identify it, but there was a number of Large Red and Common Blue Damsels present with some of the Reds in tandem.

At the fishing ponds I did not see any Dragonflies only Damsels with the majority of them being Azures and only a few Large Reds, again some of the reds were in tandem.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Llanerch Wood 13/05/2018

After Lavernock I called in at Llanerch wood to see what was about and could not find any Large Red Damsels only Blue-tailed Damsels.

Lavernock Point NR 13/05/2018

At the small pond there were plenty of Large Red damsels on and around the pond with quite a few in tandem some even ovipositing, I also found on the bankside vegetation some Blue-tailed damsels.

I did catch a glimse of a Dragonfly but it flew over the hedge so could not ident.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Monday, 7 May 2018

Penallta Parc & Parc Cwm Darran. 06/05/2018

At Penallta's horseshoe ponds there was a small emergence of Large Red Damsels early morning but some must have emerged the previous evening because as I walked past the bankside vegetation clouds of Adults took off.

At Parc Cwm Darran things are a little later as there were very few casts on the reeds and no adults around the Dragonfly ponds although I did find some away from the ponds.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Lavernock NR 22/04/2018

The Dragon season has started.
Sunday at Lavernock NR I found my first dragon of the year a Large Red Damselfly. Early in the morning there were alot of damsels emerging at the small pond and as the day warmed up I found alot of adults around the site.