Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Dragons and damsels

Called in at the Glascoed Nature Reserve on St Asaph Industrial Park this afternoon. The reserve has 14 ponds primarily put there as mitigation work to save great crested newts but has obviously attracted many odonata species. However, the low rainfall count this season has dried up many of the ponds and the only species seen were emperor (pictured) and common hawker, common red darter and blue tailed damselfly. Birds seen included blackcap, whhitethroat, chiffchaff and bullfinch while meadow brown and gatekeeper butterflies were evident in good numbers.

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