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Dragonfly and Damselfly Photos 2018

Four spotted Chaser, Farmoor

9 June 2018 

Large numbers of this species at Buckthorn and Shrike Meadows as well as Pinkhill once the sun made an appearance.
  Four spotted Chaser, Farmoor

9 June 2018 

As above. This was taken from the "bridge" at Buckthorn  Meadows. 
Club tailed Dragonfly, Thames south of Goring, Oxon

3 June 2018

A lucky and fleeting encounter before the Railway Bridge. It flew off and disappeared before I could get any further shots.

This is a male showing a hint of green on the abdomen which is a sign of maturity.
Southern Damselfly, Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon

2 June 2018

Good to see reasonable numbers of this very localised species today when the sun came out.

View directly from above showing the diagnostic markings on S2 clearly.
Southern Damselfly, Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon

2 June 2018

A slightly different view, with the background less intrusive.
Banded Demoiselle, Tadpole Bridge, Oxon

27 May 2018

There were hundreds in the vegetation by the Thames path between Tadpole Bridge and Rushey Lock. Most were very jumpy but this one posed just long enough.

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Banded Demoiselle, Goring, Oxon

19 May 2017

Emerging under a small bridge by the river, near the village. There was one empty Clubtail exuvia near this and another on the wall under the Railway Bridge but no adults seen.
Banded Demoiselle, Goring, Oxon

19 May 2017

Recently emerged under the Railway Bridge.
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