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DAMSELFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:20 pm

I was stood squinting into my wildlife pond this afternoon when an Azure Damselfly arrived from out of nowhere. It always surprises me when they turn up as I don't live anywhere near a big body of standing water which they would like although the river is not far away.
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Re: DAMSELFLIES

Postby Placido » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:25 pm

I've just googled that - I've seen them very occasionally on my pond. Now I know the name !!
Maybe the sunshine brought it out ??
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Postby Jacksparrow » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:28 pm

Placido wrote:I've just googled that - I've seen them very occasionally on my pond. Now I know the name !!
Maybe the sunshine brought it out ??

You're probably right as they are very active on warm sunny days :spring:
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Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:26 pm

During my pond watch today I was having frequent visits from a splendid Common Blue Damselfly. By no means a rare sight but a lovely dash of colour in a predominantly green area.
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Postby Jacksparrow » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:52 pm

A very rare visitor to the chateau today a Banded Damoiselle :)
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Postby nuthatch » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:10 am

I, too, have been looking these up - I thinks Kev's given us pics of the latter two - nice to see them in your garden :dragonfly:
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Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:12 pm

An Azure Damselfly was egg laying in my pond this afternoon.
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Re: DAMSELFLIES

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat May 07, 2016 8:37 pm

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My first Damselfly of 2016 which somehow got into the house today. I took it's picture and let it go without harm
I believe it to be a Large Red Damselfly
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Re: DAMSELFLIES

Postby Placido » Sun May 08, 2016 11:35 am

Now that's a serious bit of training !! Are they all as compliant as that ?? :eek:
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Postby Jacksparrow » Sun May 08, 2016 8:08 pm

Placido wrote:Now that's a serious bit of training !! Are they all as compliant as that ?? :eek:

Definitely not which is just as well as anything as large as that whizzing round inside the chateau gives Mrs. JS the heeby-jeebies :sofa: :nod:
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