Sunday 14th August 2011

Last day in UK!!

Keeled Skimmer, Orthetrum coerulescens

Had a great day at Thursley Common, Surrey, one of Britain’s premier dragonfly sites, accompanied by my friends, the Smiths. It is strange how sometimes one searches for a long time for a particular species, and after finally finding it, it reappears soon afterwards, sometimes in large numbers. This was the case today with the Keeled Skimmer, which I had first seen in Scotland this July, and today it was numerous along the boardwalks of this wonderful heath/bog habitat. The photos here were taken by Kemuel Smith, aged 9.5 years.

Keeled Skimmer


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