Wednesday, 1 June 2011

News from around the borough

Now EIGHT species of dragonfly recorded so far this year in the borough of Gateshead. THE premier site, Kibblesworth Brickworks pools came up trumps at the weekend with the first Emperor dragonfly, plus no less than 61 four-spotted chasers. Many Azure and Large Red damsels too, with just small numbers of Common and Blue-tailed damsels, suggesting their emergence is still in first gear and I may have been a bit too early in expecting them, though going from past years there should be plenty around by the second week in June. 
Close by at Lamesly water meadows, the first Banded Demoiselle of the year, and at Burdon Moor, three Broad-bodied Chasers still, another species I have yet to catch up with this year.

Information from Gatesheadbirders.co.uk 

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