Dragonflies Year 2016

Wednesday 16th November

A total of 4 Common Darters were at the bottom lake.

Monday 10th October

There was a Emperor Dragonfly at the bottom lake today.

Wednesday 28th September

A total of 4 Common Darters were present at the bottom lake.

Tuesday 27th September

There was 3 Emperor Dragonflies noted today.

Thursday 15th September

Across the site was a total of 6 Emperor Dragonflies, 3 Black-tailed Skimmers, 2 Common Darters and 8 Migrant Hawkers. 

Wednesday 14th September

A total of 4 Emperor Dragonflies, 2 Black-tailed Skimmers and 4 Common Darters were at the bottom lake.

Tuesday 13th September

On site today was 4 Black-tailed Skimmers, 4 Emperor Dragonflies, 4 Common Darters and 4 Migrant Hawkers.

Monday 12th September

Sightings included 3 Emperor Dragonflies, 5 Common Darters, 2 Black-tailed Skimmers and 9 Migrant Hawkers.

Friday 9th September

Present today was 4 Emperor Dragonflies, 4 Common Darters, 2 Black-tailed Skimmers and 8 Migrant Hawkers.

Friday 2nd September

Just 1 Black-tailed Skimmer and 5 Emperor Dragonflies present today.

Thursday 1st September

A total of 10 Emperor Dragonflies, 1 Black-tailed Skimmer and 10 Migrant Hawkers were around the site today.

Wednesday 31st

There was 5 Small Red eyed Damselflies at the top lake, also 7 Emperor Dragonflies and 8 Migrant Hawkers across the site.

Tuesday 30th August

Today produced 8 Emperor Dragonflies and 10 Migrant Hawkers.

Friday 26th August

A total of 6 Emperor Dragonflies were at the bottom lake, also 12 Migrant Hawkers.

Thursday 25th August

There was a total of 10 Emperor Dragonflies across the site, also 22 Migrant Hawkers.

Monday 22nd August

Across the site there was 6 Emperor Dragonflies and 17 Migrant Hawkers.

Friday 19th August

There was 10 Migrant Hawkers and 3 Emperor Dragonflies around the site.

Thursday 18th August

A total of 10 Emperor Dragonflies and 23 Migrant Hawkers were present around the site.

Wednesday 17th August

The top lake was the highlight today with 4 Emperor Dragonflies and 20 Migrant Hawkers, the bottom lake produced 6 Common blue Damselflies and a single Black-tailed Skimmer

Tuesday 16th August

6 Emperor Dragonflies were at the top lake, and 10 Migrant Hawkers were seen around the site.

Wednesday 24th August


There was a Southern Hawker at the bottom lake this morning, also 7 Emperor Dragonflies, 8 Common blue Damselflies and 16 Migrant Hawkers across the site. 

Monday 15th August

Highlight today was a Brown Hawker at the bottom lake, also 4 Black-tailed Skimmers and 5 Emperor Dragonflies. Also on site was 16 Migrant Hawkers.

Friday 12th August

3 Black-tailed Skimmers and 8 Emperor Dragonflies were at the bottom lake, with 23 Migrant Hawkers also present around the site.

Thursday 11th August

Just 1 Black-tailed Skimmer and 2 Emperor Dragonflies at the bottom lake, and 23 Migrant Hawkers present around the site.

Wednesday 10th August

Just 2 Black-tailed Skimmers at the bottom lake and 12 Migrant Hawkers around the site.

Tuesday 9th August

Today was dominated by Migrant Hawkers with at least 60+ around the site, there was also 3 Emperor Dragonflies and 4 Black-tailed Skimmers at the bottom lake.

Monday 8th August

There was a total of 3 Emperor Dragonflies at the bottom lake, also 1 Black-tailed Skimmer and 25 Migrant Hawkers.

Friday 5th August

2 Emperor Dragonflies and 4 Black-tailed Skimmers at the bottom lake, also 19 Migrant Hawkers which were mainly around the walled garden.

Thursday 4th August

2 Black-tailed Skimmers and 5 Emperor Dragonflies at the bottom lake, also 30 Migrant Hawkers around the site.

Wednesday 3rd August

1 Black-tailed Skimmer and 2 Emperor Dragonflies at the bottom lake, also 8 Migrant Hawkers around the site.

Monday 1st August

2 Black-tailed Skimmers and 3 Emperor Dragonflies at the bottom lake, and a total of 9 Migrant Hawkers were present around the site.

Friday 29th July

There was 3 Emperor Dragonflies, 2 Black-tailed Skimmers and a Common Darter at the bottom lake with 17 Migrant Hawkers seen, including 10 at the top lake. 

Thursday 28th July

A total of 18 Common blue Damselflies, 2 Black-tailed Skimmers and 2 Emperor Dragonflies were at the bottom lake also 13 Migrant Hawkers were found around the site.

Wednesday 27th July

2 Black-tailed Skimmers and 2 Emperor Dragonflies were at the bottom lake.

Tuesday 26th July

3 Emperor Dragonflies were at the bottom lake.

Monday 25th July

The first Migrant Hawker was at the bottom lake, also 4 Emperor Dragonflies, 3 Black-tailed Skimmers and 17 Common blue Damselflies.

Friday 22nd July

3 Emperor Dragonflies, 4 Black-tailed Skimmers, 2 Azure and 25 Common blue Damselflies were at the bottom lake.

Thursday 21st July

2 Emperor Dragonflies and 15 Common blue Damselflies were at the bottom lake.

Wednesday 20th July

A total of 4 Black-tailed Skimmers, 1 Emperor Dragonfly and 20 Common blue Damselflies were at the bottom lake.

Monday 18th July


Female Banded Demoiselle (Bottom Lake)
A very hot and sunny day certainly brought out the best in the dragon and damselfly species. The bottom lake produced a superb male Beautiful Demoiselle and a female Banded Demoiselle, there was also 4 Emperor Dragonflies, 5 Black-tailed Skimmers, 6 Azure Damselflies and 45 Common blue Damselflies

Friday 15th July

A bit more activity today with 3 Emperor Dragonflies and 25 Common blue Damselflies.

Tuesday 12th July

10 Common blue Damselflies and 1 Small Red eyed Damselfly.

Wednesday 6th July

At the bottom lake today there was 3 Black-tailed Skimmers, 1 Emperor Dragonfly, 1 Azure Damselfly and 25 Common blue Damselflies.

Tuesday 5th July

There was 20 Common blue Damselflies at the bottom lake today.

Monday 4th July

The bottom lake produced 2 Emperor Dragonflies and 2 Black-tailed Skimmers.

Wednesday 29th June

Pretty quiet on the lakes today with just 4 Common blue Damselflies.

Tuesday 28th June


Male Black-tailed Skimmer (Bottom Lake)
There was 3 Male Black-tailed Skimmers at the bottom lake today, also 10 Common blue Damselflies.  

Monday 27th June

1 Black-tailed Skimmer was the first this year, there was also 4 Common blue Damselflies at the bottom lake.

Thursday 23rd June

6 Common Blue Damselflies at the bottom lake.

Thursday 16th June

2 Emperor Dragonflies were seen at the bottom lake, also 6 Common blue Damselflies.

Saturday 10th June

The first Emperor Dragonfly was present today with 3 at the bottom lake, also 10 Common blue Damselflies.

Thursday 19th May

The bottom lake produced 5 Common blue Damselflies today.

Friday 13th May

The first Small Red eyed Damselfly was seen today up the top lake.

Monday 9th May

The first Common blue Damselfly was seen today.

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