Black-Tailed Skimmer(Orthetrum Cancellatum)

An early species which i often find when just emerged amongst the long grass in the river meadow,choose a nice day and just wait a while and you’ll see a few looking for a suitable stem of grass to land on and dry out

With care its possible to get really close to these at this stage before they fly off.If they do fly they wont go far though.

once dried out these dragonflies tend to be found at random across the whole reserve



teneral male






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