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Marc Heath
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Migrant Hawker Flight Challenge
Yesterday was spent at Nethergong where I entertained Paul and Sue Ritchie who had travelled up from Southampton to see the Willow Emerald Damselflies. Despite the weather not quite turning out as planned, we had some good sunny spells early on where I was ...

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Unfinished Business!
With the Willow Emerald Damselfly season now well under way and good numbers to be seen in and around Nethergong, I decided today on purpose to make an early afternoon visit to see if I could find any Willow Emerald Damselflies mating and ovipositing into s...

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Getting My Willow Fix
Having not been out much in the last week, I was keen to get out this morning to do some birding and have a look to see how the Willow Emerald Damselflies were fairing. I arrived at Nethergong at 9am where on arrival, it was a little cloudy and breezy but u...

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The Dewy Golden Hour
Whilst camping at Nethergong last week, I was able to get up at 5am on a few mornings and take the short walk to the stream where a lot of the damselflies can be found. It was made even better on both mornings by a windless chilly start which meant the gras...

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Dewy Darters
I have just returned from four days camping at Nethergong with the family where during the stay, I was able to get out a number of times with the camera to see what dragonflies, damselflies and birds could be seen and photographed. The weather was generally...

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Emerging Willow Emerald Damselfly
With heavy and prolonged rain forecast for this afternoon, I wanted to get out early to both visit Reculver for some birding and a look in at Nethergong to see if any Willow Emerald Damselflies could be found emerging. After having a few hours at Reculver, ...

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Dazzling Demoiselles at Sunset
Anyone following my site over the past few years will know that I do like a sunrise and sunset shot and with the weather looking very good Tuesday night with sunshine and very light winds forecast, I decided to drive over to Nethergong to see whether I coul...

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A 'Dew'tiful Day!
I was up early Sunday morning where after getting ready, I drove the few minutes drive over to Nethergong where upon arrival at 6.30am, I could see that it was a nice dewy morning with some sunshine and no wind. Had I done my homework better, I would have a...

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The Willows of Nethergong
With a little sunshine forecast for this morning, I decided after a few weeks absence to visit Nethergong to make a count of the Willow Emerald Damselflies that are there along the stream. I arrived at 8.45am where the sun was making brief visits through th...

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Southern Delights in Essex
With a very good sized colony of the nationally rare Southern Migrant Hawker found in a ditch at Canvey Island in Essex, I decided to make the 90 minute drive to hopefully see them over the weekend. As seems to be the case, most of the week when I am at wor...
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