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Welcome to my Damselfly and Dragonfly website!

Latest pictures
Common Darter, Standlake Common, Oxon
Migrant Hawker, Faringdon Folly Park Pond, Oxon
Migrant Hawker, Grove Meadows, Oxon
Willow Emerald Damselfly, Trap Grounds, Oxford
Common Darter, Grove Meadows, Oxon
Small Red-eyed Damselfly, Grove Meadows, Oxon
Small Red-eyed Damselfly, Faringdon Folly Park Pond, Oxon
Common Darter, Faringdon Folly Park Pond, Oxon
General features
Oxfordshire Dragonflies
British Gallery Dragonfly Photography




UK Species Index of photos



Hawkers  Hawkers
(10/10 British species)
Beautiful Demoiselle Demoiselles
Club-tailed, Golden-ringed, Emeralds, Chasers and Skimmers
Non blue damselflies Emeralds, White-legged & Red Damselflies
Darters Darters
Blue Damselflies Blue Damselflies

Note: The figures in brackets for each category are as follows. The first is the number of species with photographs within this index. The second is the total number of established breeding British species which might reasonably be found and photographed - i.e. excluding most rare vagrants and new arrivals.

On 22 June 2014 at Thompson Common in Norfolk, I accomplished my long term goal of obtaining images of all these species, by finding and photographing my first Scarce Emerald Damselflies. In 2015, I managed to add Southern Migrant Hawker to my collection and in 2018 I visited the remarkable colony of Southern Emerald Damselflies in Bucks. In future, perhaps I will manage to connect with a few vagrants or new arrivals while improving my photos of some others (most notably the elusive Northern Emerald)!

Chronological Index (UK & elsewhere) of photos


Migrant Hawker September 2007Ruddy Darter August 2007Lesser Emperor, Oxon, UK, August 2008
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