Eakring Dragonfly records 2002-2008
 
Dragonfly sightings 2008 First dates and other notes
List organised by species' first dates (latest at top)
     
Common Darter Adult at Eakring Flash 30/08/08; Common at most sites, 14/09/08; Several adults at Eakring Flash 05/10/08
Migrant Hawker Adult at Eakring Flash 30/08/08; Two adults at Eakring Flash 05/10/08
Emerald Damselfly Adult at Eakring Flash 24/08/08; Adult at Eakring Flash 13/09/08
Brown Hawker Adult at Eakring Flash 24/08/08; Adult along The Beck at Eakring Flash 30/08/08
Broad-bodied Chaser Adult at Eakring Flash 04/06/08; Adult near Hare Hill Wood 08/06/08
Black-tailed Skimmer Two adults near Eakring Flash July 26th
Southern Hawker Adult at Eakring Flash July 26th
Blue-tailed Damselfly An adult at Eakring Meadows 15/05/08; Adults common at Eakring Flash 08/06/08
Common Blue Damselfly Adult at Hunt's Meadow and several at Eakring Flash 08/06/08
Large Red Damselfly An adult at Eakring Flash, 11/05/08
 
Dragonfly sightings 2007
First dates and other notes. List organised by species' first dates (latest at top)
     
Brown Hawker Adult at Red Hill 27/08/07
Migrant Hawker Ten at Hare Hill Wood and Eakring Meadows 23/08/07; Adult at Red Hill 27/08/07; Two at Eakring Meadows 03/09/07; Two at Eakring Flash 04/11/07
Common Darter Two at Eakring Flash 14/08/07; Ten at Hare Hill Wood and Eakring Meadows 23/08/07; Numerous adults at Eakring Meadows 03/09/07
Broad-bodied Chaser Adult at Eakring Flash 30/07/07
Black-tailed Skimmer Adult male at Eakring Flash 01/07/07
Southern Hawker Adult at Eakring Flash 28/06/07; Adult female at Lound Wood 01/07/07; Seven at Hare Hill Wood and Eakring Meadows 23/08/07; Adult at Eakring Meadows 03/09/07
Emerald Damselfly Adult at Eakring Flash 28/06/07
Banded Damoiselle Male along The Beck at Eakring Flash 03/06/07
Blue-tailed Damselfly Several adults at Eakring Flash 03/06/07; Two at Eakring Flash 28/06/07; 10+ at Eakring Flash 01/07/07
Common Blue Damselfly Adult at Eakring Flash 31/05/07; 15+ at Eakring Flash 14/06/07; Common at Eakring Flash and surrounding area 01/07/07
Large Red Damselfly A single exuvia found on the footbridge over The Beck at Eakring Flash 12/05/07; Three at Eakring Flash 03/06/07
     
Dragonfly sightings 2006
First dates and other notes. List organised by species' first dates (latest at top)
 
Southern Hawker FD July 26th Records:- One at Lound Wood 26/07/05; One at Eakring Flash 30/08/06
Brown Hawker FD July 25th Records:- One at Eakring Flash 25/07/05; One at Eakring Flash 30/08/06
Banded Damoiselle FD July 25th Records:- Male and female at Eakring Flash 25/07/06
Migrant Hawker FD July 23rd Records One in Eakring village 23/07/06; Regular at many sites 26/08/06
Emperor Dragonfly FD July 11th Records One (possibly two) at Eakring Flash 11/07/06
Common Darter FD July 9th Records One at Eakring Flash 09/07/06; Three at Eakring Flash 22/07/06; Two at Eakring Flash 25/07/06; Common at Eakring Flash and at many sites 30/08/06; Five at Hare Hill Wood and Eakring Meadows 05/11/06; Two at Hare Hill Wood 06/11/06
Emerald Damselfly FD June 17th Records One at Eakring Meadows 17/06/06; Three at Eakring Flash 28/06/06; Several at Eakring Flash 25/07/06
Black-tailed Skimmer FD May 30th Records One at Red Hill 17/06/06; One at Eakring Flash 18/06/06; Three at Eakring Flash 30/06/06; Two males at Eakring Flash 11/07/06; Two males at Eakring Flash 25/07/06
Common Blue Damselfy FD May 30th Records One at Eakring Flash; Common by 18/06/06
Blue-tailed Damsefly FD Jun 5th Records Three at Eakring Flash 05/06/06; Increasingly common by 18/06/06
Azure Damselfly FD May 21st Records Newly emerged adult at Eakring Flash 21/05/06
Large Red Damsefly FD May 18th Records Adult at Lound Wood 19/05/06
Broad-bodied Chaser FD May 11th Records Newly emerged adult at Eakring Meadows May 11/05/06; Male and female at Eakring Flash 07/06/06; Two males at Eakring Flash 18/06/06; A male at Eakring Flash 11/07/06
     
Dragonfly sightings 2005
First dates and other notes. List organised by species' first dates (latest at top)
     
Brown Hawker FD July 12th Records:- One at Eakring Flash 12/07/05
Southern Hawker FD July 12th Records:- One at Eakring Flash 12/07/05
Common Darter FD July 3rd Records:- Four at Hare Hill Wood 03/07/05
Emerald Damselfly FD June 30th Records:- One at Eakring Flash 30/06/05
Banded Damoiselle FD June 18th Records:- Female at Eakring Flash 18/06/05
Emperor Dragonfly FD June 18th Records:- Two males at Eakring Flash 18/06/05; A male in Lound Wood 30/06/05; Male and female at Eakring Meadows 03/07/05; A female at Hare Hill Wood 03/07/05; Four at Eakring Flash 12/07/05
Black-tailed Skimmer FD June 17th Records:- Male at Red Hill 17/06/05; Eight at Eakring Flash 19/06/05
Azure Damselfly FD June 8th Records:- Adult at Red Hill 08/06/05
Broad-bodied Chaser FD May 27th Records:- Newly emerged adult at Eakring Flash 27/05/05; Adult female at Eakring Flash 05/06/05; Adult female at Eakring Flash 07/06/05; A male at Eakring Flash 14/06/05; Four at Eakring Flash 18/06/05; A male at Red Hill 26/06/05; Two males at Eakring Meadows 03/07/05
Blue-tailed Damsefly FD May 27th Records:- Two at Eakring Flash 27/05/05; 15 at Eakring Flash 07/06/05
Common Blue Damsefly FD May 25th Records:- Two adults at Red Hill 25/05/05; Adult at Lound Wood 26/05/05; 20+ adults, Red Hill 03/06/05
Large Red Damsefly FD May 3rd Records:- Adult at Red Hill 03/05/05; Adult in Eakring village 18/05/05; Four at Eakring Flash 27/05/05; Adult at Red Hill 03/06/05; Several adults at Eakring Flash 07/06/05
   
Dragonfly sightings 2004
First dates and other notes. List organised by species' first dates (latest at top)
   
Migrant Hawker FD August 6th Records 15+ along the edges of Lound Wood 06/08/04
Brown Hawker FD August 2nd Records Single at Eakring Flash 02/08/04
Southern Hawker FD August 2nd Records Single near Eakring village 02/08/04; Two at Lound Wood 06/08/04
Common Darter FD July 15th Records Single at Eakring Meadows 15/07/04; Common at most sites 06/08/04
Emerald Damselfly FD June 27th Records Single at Eakring Flash 27/06/04; Good numbers at Eakring Flash 02/08/04
Black-tailed Skimmer FD June 22nd Records Several males at various sites 22/06/04
Broad-bodied Chaser FD June 12th Records A male at Eakring Meadows 12/06/04
Azure Damselfly FD June 12th Records Two at Eakring Meadows 12/06/04
Banded Damoiselle FD June 12th Records Adult at Eakring Meadows 12/06/04
Common Blue Damselfy FD May 30th Records Adult at Eakring Flash 30/05/04; Common throughout the area by 22/06/04
Blue-tailed Damselfy FD May 23rd Records Two at Eakring Flash 23/05/04; Adult at Eakring Flash 30/05/04; Common at Eakring Flash 12/06/04
Large Red Damselfy FD May 20th Records Adult at Eakring Meadows 20/05/04; Adult at Eakring Flash 23/05/04; Two at Eakring Flash 30/05/04
   
Dragonfly sightings 2003
First dates and other notes. List organised by species' first dates (latest at top)
   
Common Blue Damselfy A newly emerged adult at Eakring Meadows on May 15th. Abundant at Eakring Flash (>1000 min) June 29th.
Large Red Damselfy First of the year at Eakring Meadows on May 26th.
Blue-tailed Damselfy First of the year at Eakring Meadows on May 27th. Abundant at Eakring Flash by end of June.
Azure Damselfly Small numbers mainly around Eakring Meadows by June 2nd.
Black-tailed Skimmer One at Eakring Flash on June 5th. At least 12 there by June 29th.
Common Darter Several at Eakring Meadows by June 21st.
Broad-bodied Chaser A male at Eakring Flash June 29th. A female at Eakring Meadows on August 6th.
Emperor Dragonfly At least four (two male/two ovipositing females) at Eakring Flash on June 29th.
Banded Damoiselle Male flying along the roadside at Eakring Meadows June 29th.
Emerald Damselfly A male was the first on the wing at Eakring Flash On July 9th.
Four-spotted Chaser Noted over cereal field at northern-end of Eakring Flash on July 25th.
Southern Hawker One at Eakring village July 27th. Singles at many sites by mid-August.
Brown Hawker Two at Eakring Flash from August 1st.
Ruddy Darter At least three at a small pond at Eakring Meadows (August 14th) is the highest count made here.
Migrant Hawker Common in most areas by September, continuing until late October.
   
Dragonfly sightings 2002
First dates and other notes. List organised by species' first dates (latest at top)
   
Common Blue Damselfy On the wing at Eakring Flash from May 29th and very common by June 7th.
Large Red Damselfy One on The Beck at Eakring Flash, June 1st and another on 7-8th, are the first for Eakring Flash.
Blue-tailed Damselfy On the wing from June 1st, becoming very common by the end of the month.
Banded Damoiselle The first record of 2002, flew across the road at Red Hill on June 1st. Another on The Beck at Eakring Flash, July 26th.
Broad-bodied Chaser A freshly emerged individual was at The pool on Penny Pasture Common, June 4th.
Azure Damselfly Several around a small pond at Eakring Meadows on June 22nd, represent the first since 2000.
Black-tailed Skimmer First male was on Eakring Flash, July 8th. At least three males, July 14th.
Emperor Dragonfly A male was patrolling the northern end of Eakring Flash on July 14th. Another male there on July 26th.
Brown Hawker First of the year, were two patrolling The Beck on July 26th.
Emerald Damselfly One noted going to roost at Eakring Flash July 27th, was the first of the year.
Common Darter Common in most areas by August 12th.
Southern Hawker One was around Eakring Flash on both August 12th and 13th. Three there on August 24th.
Migrant Hawker First of the year along the old hedge at Eakring Flash on August 13th.
Ruddy Darter The area's second ever record, occured with a single at Eakring Flash on August 21st.
 
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