Tuesday 27 December 2016

2016 Highlights- Dragonflies and Damselflies.

It has been another satisfying year for seeing and photographing Odonata, although once again I didn't make it to a couple of species I was hoping for. It was my first year at seeing the Willow Emerald and with this species becoming more widespread I will hopefully get much better images of these soon. Once again most of my sightings have been local, in fact all my favourite images have been from Sussex apart from my best Willow Emerald which was in Norfolk. 

The first image shown here is probably my favourite shot of the year.

Beautiful Demoiselle. (River Cuckmere).

Beautiful demoiselle (River Cuckmere).

Large Red Damselfly (River Cuckmere).

Broad-bodied Chaser (Lewes).

Small Red Damselfly (Ashdown Forest).

White-legged Damselfly (Lewes).

Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Lewes).

Southern Hawker emerging (Ashdown Forest).

Willow Emerald. (Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk).

Southern Hawker (Ashdown Forest).

Migrant Hawker (Seaford).

Another of my favourite river insects is the Mayfly, and I was pleased with the following image.

Mayfly (River Cuckmere).


  1. Now you've got my attention. Excellent series of photos Bob. Love the top photo, having said that, they are all quality.

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  3. These are beautiful. Really beautiful. Greetings.

  4. Thanks Marc and Matti. Roll on the summer!! Happy New Year to you.