Northumbrian Birder in search of Dragonflies !!

Blog Outline

This is just a blog diary on my growing interest in dragonflies, not meant to be too serious, just somewhere I can put some photos and comments on what I have observed.



Saturday, 21 May 2011

Black-Tailed Skimmer Majorca

Got some Dragonflies in Majorca this is Black- Tailed Skimmer  Orthetrum cancellatum
S'Albufera 9-5-2011

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Common Hawker

Common Hawker  Aeshna juncea 

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Banded Demoiselle

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens
These from along the Wansbeck
This one looked in trouble as it lay on its side in the grass the warmth from my hand seemed to help and it eventually flew off, perhaps it was a tussle with another male
I would like the photographic equipment to get some real close and detailed shots of Dragons
Male & female coupled

The Female after release, notice how articulated the segments are
She composes herself preening and resting .The videos are also of this individual
Two Males fighting for a dominant position

Three Males landing flying over this new territory which is what I had just provide it take not take long for them to land on it.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Blue tailed Damselfly

Blue Tailed damselfly.....Ischnura elegans

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Black tailed Skimmer

Black Tailed Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum

Female ovipositing Holywell Pond 17-7-2010

Friday, 25 June 2010

Black Tailed Skimmer

Black Tailed Skimmer.........Orthetrum cancellatum
First Black Tailed Skimmer of the year on the 22 June, another species I don't know much about . they tend to fly low and often alight on the ground but this does not aid trying to get photographs as the detail is often lost.