Saturday, 15 August 2009

Gold-ringed Dragonfly


Just got back from a few days in the Lakes. I was trying to photograph some dragonflies when one obligingly landed on my leg for a close-up. Do we get this species in Calderdale ?

5 comments:

ian and tina said...

I checked out a distribution map-
http://data.nbn.org.uk/gridMap/gridMap.jsp?allDs=1&srchSpKey=24393&col=Red&date=Dragonflies&sy1=1975&ey1=2007&sy2=1950&ey2=1974&sy3=1600&ey3=1949&oline=Black&refreshMap=refresh+report

Looks like they could stray our way. Has anybody any records ??

AndyC said...

Take a look at Green withens Birding Blogg,one recorded there recently

ian and tina said...

Cheers, good news. I thought that we have lots of suitable habitat around Calderdale.
I couldn't figure whether green withens is the res‎ near M62, or in the Howarth area though ??

AndyC said...

its by the M62 and good read.

brian leecy said...

Saw 1 on warland drain about 5 years ago.