Thanks to targeted recording by Ian Stewart the list of Odonata species around Lamorbey lake in Sidcup has now reached a rather healthier total of 10.
This is the sort of figure that was always likely to be attained, but only if one or more persons took the trouble to look and share the information.
Ian reports Brown and Migrant Hawkers on August 29th, when he also saw a Ruddy Darter and Migrant Hawker in King George’s Park.
There’s a high probability Common Darter can also be found at Lamorbey, and since this insect can be on the wing well into November if it stays mild, there’s plenty of time to bump the total up to at least 11 before the end of the year – so if you see one there, let us know ……..
On the 28th he spotted a Hummingbird Hawkmoth at the Erith end of Crayford Marshes.
The full Lamorbey Odonata list is now as follows:
Azure Blue Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly
Large Red Damselfly