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Sue McLamb
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New website
This blog is no longer in use. The new Shropshire Dragonfly Watch blog will be found shortly at the new website shropshiredragonflies.co.uk See you there!

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The last record?....
Well maybe? S. Barlow was at Brown Moss on Friday 20th November and saw a male Common Darter- and hover flies and wasps and a butterfly- all fairly extraordinary for November! It's my guess that the last couple of days will bring the dragon and damselfly fl...

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Darters at Whixall
Well incredibly with only 5 1/2 weeks till Xmas we have darters on the wing at Whixall! S. Barlow was there yesterday (16th Nov) and not only saw 3 darters, but far from being worn out individuals they were exhibiting territorial behaviour -as Stephen put i...

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Common Darter hanging on....
Another late record -this time a Common Darter seen by P. Spear near Coalbrookdale yesterday -15th November! It's still relatively mild albeit soggy, but there's definitely the chance of later sightings....

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Hawkers still on the wing!!
Well one anyway! Reported in today Nov 12th by J. Cresswell - a hawker seen flying in Ironbridge. Migrant Hawker appears to be the most likely suspect based on observations and at first glance there have been no previous November records for this species. T...

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Autumn activity
Still a few records coming in so if weather and time permit it's worth keeping an eye out for our later species. Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum have been seen recently by J.Groom at Devil's Dingle near Telford and also by A. Pickles at Preston Montford ...

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October records
Good to report late sightings of a number of species. P. Spear was back at Eardington NR on 2nd October and saw: Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans Common Hawker Aeshna cyanea (with fabulous view of yellow costa) and Emerald Damselfly Lestes sponsa.   A...

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Late Bulletin
Have just returned from a trip away and catching up with records it's good to see some species were flying well into September. P. Spear has been at Eardington Nature Reserve on 24th September and got some lovely photos: Of most note is Black Darter Sympetr...

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Migrant Hawker....just about!
I would like to report Migrant Hawker on the wing, but it's not entirely true. P.Roberts has reported seeing the specimen below (near Woore) being eaten by a wasp. Fortunately the wasp attacked the head and has left the thorax with reduced antehumeral strip...

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Still no sign of Small red-eyed Damselfly..
A few of you have been out and about in search of this species, but sadly nothing to report. P. Spear has however sent in some lovely shots of the very similar Red-eyed Damselfly still doing well at Dudmaston despite the unconvincing summer:   Some nice rec...
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