Monday, 8 July 2013

8th July, 2013 Old Lodge Nature Reserve, Ashdown Forest

Visit to the Old Lodge Nature Reserve this morning in hot but quite windy conditions. Very few birds seen with 1 Redstart, pair of Stonechats and 1 Buzzard.
Fair numbers of dragonflies were seen, but unfortunately no sign of any Black Darters yet.

Female Emperor Dragonfly - At least 7 Emperors were seen.

Large Red Damselfly - Good numbers present.

Male Broad-bodied Chaser - At least 6 seen

Common Darter - Just the one.

Male Keeled Skimmer - Just one seen


Male Azure Damselflies - good numbers present.