On Sunday I visited Crockford Bridge, a stream well known for its dragon and damselflies. My target species was the southern damselfly, one of the rarest species in the UK and one I had never seen. It didn’t take me long to find one! Here is a pic of my first ever southern damselfly!
They are described as a sedentary as they rarely stray far from where they emerge. On this warm day however they were not exactly sedentary, as it took many attempts to find one just sitting still long enough to get some better photos. I did in the end manage a few in the day.
Crockford stream flows across heathland, which is a common habitat for the golden ringed dragonfly. I saw a few but only one posed at various times of the day. I can tell its the same one due to the mark on the thorax.
I saw a few other species that day but I’ll save those photos for another post