SIX species of dragonflies (or damselflies) at Attingham Park!

On Father`s Day we visited Attingham Park (National Trust).
This park was the first `big` commission for `Capability` Brown and offers rolling countryside once more restored to at least semi-natural conditions. What were once oil-seed rape fields are once again meadows and the lake offers ideal conditions for many dragonflies.

The species spotted were -

common blue damselfly
red-eyed damselfly
blue-tailed damselfly
black-tailed skimmer (immature specimens were emerging that day)
broad-bodied chaser


a single female banded damoiselle (not photographed successfully).

So here are some pictures (of course)...

commojn blue damselfly 381  (3)
Common Blue Damselfly.
common blue damselfly 381  (4)
Common Blue Damselfly.

red-eyed damselfly 381  (19)
Red-eyed Damselfly.

blue-tailed damselfly 381  (7)
Blue-tailed Damselfly

immature black-tailed skimmer 381  (38)
Black-tailed Skimmer (immature).

broad-bodied chaser 381  (30)
Broad-bodied Chaser.
These photographs were taken in very dull (but warm) conditions at or near to the lake. A very successful day!

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