Thursday, 5 July 2012

Titterstone Clee - Scarce Blue Tails!!

I'd had a plant photo shoot for much of the day but with warm sunshine it seemed very sensible to check out Titterstone Clee to see if Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly were still around?

It was fairly quiet with just Large Red and Azure Damsels plus a male Broad-bodied Chaser until we stumbled upon what was clearly a mini-hotspot with immature male and female pumilio on the wing!

A repeat performance of last year, except here we had both sexes of ScarceBlue-tailed Damselfly in one session!

Ladies first (I flushed a bright orange teneral which we could relocate), this slightly more advanced female eventually posed!

And here is one of the the rather drab coloured immature males....

Male and female Azure Damselfly - again somewhat immature......

I've got a suspicion there's more to come:-)