Saturday, 6 August 2022

Grimsbury Reservoir and River Cherwell - 6 August

1f Willow Emerald Damselfly - along the River Cherwell, by Grimsbury Reservoir at SP 46258 42471. New area in Oxon for them. 

Also seen  (mostly along the river from the entrance to the WE location):

Banded Demoiselle - 1 male
Red-eyed/Small Red-eyed Damselfly (ID uncertain due to distance).
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Common Blue/Azure Damselflies (numerous)
Southern Hawker - 1 male
Common/Ruddy Darter - several
Brown Hawker - 3+
Emperor Dragonfly - 2 (reservoir)
Black-tailed Skimmer - several (reservoir)

Gareth Blockley

Willow Emerald Damselfly (f) © Gareth Blockley 

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