Damsels in Delight

The sun burned down on the Lake bringing out the Damselflies in force
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Most were Common Blues and there were dozens in the air at a time
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There were more males than females so courting couples were often shadowed by a gooseberry
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There were quite a few Large Reds as well
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An enterprising spider had strung a web to ensnare a few
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Eggs were deposited
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and much fun was had by all
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The Chaser was back
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and then there were two males in the air with a bit of competitive buzzing as the female arrived
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A brief mid air mating and then she was busy dabbing eggs on to the water surface
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Meanwhile Dinah was resting. She is supposedly in pig – due in a week – but we will believe that when it happens
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The Field Mice have not had difficulting reproducing
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2 thoughts on “Damsels in Delight

  1. stunning photos! so pleased the damselflies have found your pond! We have a few , but not as many as previous years, but there is still time. We also see the big green dragonfly, not sure what it is called.

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  2. Hi Stephen and Beth,

    I commented on your post but this time it got lost in the ether… Loved those delicate purples pics of the damsels on the lily pads, awesome, Hope the big green dragon flies arrive too.

    Are you still wanting the windows? Let us know if you can do a stop over, you would love it here. Roz and Phil x

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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