Like Moths this is another subject I could have spent hours posting the many photos i took this year. Firstly I’ll kick off with Common Darters (must have taken 100+ photos of these this year)….. This was a highlight, my first ever Brown Hawker empty lava case…. Not a great photo, but its my first record photo of a Black-tailed Skimmer…. Migrant Hawker, another species I seemed to get good numbers of photos of this year… The next three photo’s although not the best, mainly because of the situations, e.g. Light and Speed, and also this Numpty getting the wrong camera settings…But I do like these….
Top – Large Red Damselfly and Common Blue Damselfly
Middle – Common Darter and Large Red Damselfly
Bottom – Banded Demoiselle with prey…. Southern Hawker… Ruddy Darter…. Broad-bodied Chaser…. Finally, I think a real highlight, especially since they had not been recorded on Highgate Common for 10 years….The Black Darter…. Already looking forward to next years Odonata search!
Next Time…2014 Highlights of other Arthropods.