This morning, during the Dragonfly Walk, two Ruddy Darters were found, along with Emperor, Brown Hawker, Black-tailed Skimmer, Banded Demoiselles, Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselflies. Near the river three Ravens were seen flying from Radcliffe and going north. There was one moulting bird, presumably and adult, and two with perfect wings, presumed to be juveniles. PS.
A Garganey is still present on the Wader Scrape and a Hobby was seen chasing the Swallows by the railway bridge. On the Ouse Dyke the Green Sandpiper was seen to be still in residence. There are also several dragonflies about with Migrant Hawker, Southern Hawker, Ruddy Darter, Common Darter, Banded Demoiselle and Common Blue Damselflies all being seen. SC.
The warm weather has encouraged the Dragonflies and Damselflies to emerge and several species can be seen around the site. So far Banded Demoiselles, Common Blue Damselflies, Azure Damselflies, Blue-tailed Damselflies, Small Red-eyed Damselflies and Four-spotted Chasers have been seen. A rare species on site, the Large Red Damselfly has been seen twice and this afternoon a Hairy Dragonfly was seen for the first time on the site. RW. PS.