A huge count of Hairy Dragonfly today at Leven Canal. An astonishing 54 were counted along the three sections of the waterway from Carr Lane bridge walking west. Bearing in mind that not all of the canal is easily viewed, and Hairys aren't always the easiest thing to see, the number of individuals could have been much greater.
Records were also reported from other sites in the East Yorkshire area in the last couple of days, check out http://www.erdragonflies.co.uk/yorkshire for more information and great pictures.
Also on the Leven Canal count I recorded:- 14 Large Red Damselfly, 2 Common Blue Damselfly, 9 Azure Damselfly, 2 Blue-tailed Damselfly, 410 Red-eyed Damselfly and 81 Four-spotted Chaser.
At nearby Pulfin and High Eske NR 4 Large Red Damselfly, 2 Common Blue Damselfly, 27 Azure Damselfly, 4 Blue-tailed Damselfly and 12 Red-eyed Damselfly.
Pictures from Leven Canal included these:
Red-eyed Damselfly about to oviposite...
and in flight! Practice will make perfect hopefully!
Finally, a rather annoyed Lapwing which has a hatred for corvids and humans at Eske Carr...