30 Days Wild: Day 4 Stanwick Lakes for Damselflies

Day 4

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Common Blue Damselfly


For once, we seemed to time the weather perfectly — arriving in the sunshine and leaving just as the rain started. Although a little blustery we soon found ourselves walking in a sheltered, warm ride, teaming with damselflies.

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Blue Tailed Damselfly


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Male Banded Demoiselle

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Female Banded Demoiselle

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Male Scarce Chaser

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Large Skipper

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Cardinal Beetle

A highlight of our visit included sitting on the bridge and by the riverbank, listening to the water flowing by and watching a pair of grey wagtail acrobatically hunting for bugs.

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Grey Wagtail

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Black-headed Gull