I have always maintained that you get a “better sort” of person in Surrey and I am delighted to have been proved right. Thank you.
Ps I saw some dragonflies too.
The River Wey near Dockenfield runs beneath Huntingford Bridge as a large stream, lined with alders and with cattle fields on either side.
Beautiful Demoiselles were abundant here, the males splendid in their blue/green sheen.
The females bronzed, less noticeable than the showy males, but still a beautiful sight.
A Banded Demoiselle had caught one of the myriad of mayflies that formed spiralling clouds above the water.
This mayfly must have put up quite a fight as the demoiselle’s eye appears to be stove in.
At Thursley Common, we saw a Keeled Skimmer, some Four-spotted Chasers and a few Large Red Damselflies. The Hobbies were racing about probably hoping for dragonflies too, but did not stay around for long.
The concentration of odes was still quite low, so I guess they didn’t find much to keep them in the immediate area.
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