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« on: August 13, 2009, 10:56:26 am »

Hi All

Back on the 9th August I spent a short while at a small nature reserve on the Granada coast near Motril called Charca de Su├írez. Dragonfly photography was the main reason for the trip and several species were seen. Violet Dropwing (Trithemis annulata) several nice males, Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea) probably the commonest species seen, Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) and Black Percher (Diplacodes lefebvrii) were all skimming around the main pool. Common (Anax imperator) and Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope) were both seen out on the open water areas, two males of the former were seen in battle for territory, with one male suffering such bad wing damage it did not survive the attack.  The only Damselfly species seen were Iberian Bluetail (Ischnura graellsii) and Small Red-eyed (Erythromma viridulum) both of which were difficult to get any shots of due to the windy conditions. The rarest species of the morning was Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria); at least three males were seen at the site.

All the best Mick.


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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 08:55:30 pm »

Brilliant photos!
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 09:00:04 pm »

Brilliant photos indeed.

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 10:45:07 pm »

Great photographs Mick and useful reference for those of us who struggle with id of Dragonflies.


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