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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Damselflies are starting to show

Its been a few months since I last paid Cwmbran Boating Lake a visit. Showing well around the impressive and maturing stands of yellow flag iris and pendulous sedge were the first odonata of the year in the shape of blue tailed and common blue damselfies. A pair of mute swan were relatively new additions to the lake to join dozens of mallard, many with young, and twelve Canada geese. On leaving I struck up a conversation with a gentleman running a model boat across the lake he said that last Summer, for about a couple of weeks, there were two Egyptian geese on the lake and from his description I have no reason to doubt his identification.. Oh, and three swift over Cwmbran earlier.

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