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Old Friday 28th June 2019, 20:15   #1
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Scarlet Darter Dorset

Anyone know the details of this sighting?
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Old Friday 28th June 2019, 20:43   #2
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Longham Lakes - photos on the FB Migrant Dragonflies group etc.
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Old Friday 28th June 2019, 20:55   #3
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Just be aware if you are travelling over that way from the East. The M27 is closed in Southampton area this weekend, and the diversions look hellish. Maybe go "over the top", via A303 to avoid that area if you are heading there.
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Old Saturday 29th June 2019, 07:19   #4
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Just be aware if you are travelling over that way from the East. The M27 is closed in Southampton area this weekend, and the diversions look hellish. Maybe go "over the top", via A303 to avoid that area if you are heading there.
Is it just closed at the weekend? I may be heading for Hampshire soon (maybe tomorrow) and a trip to Titchfield is usually good, but the M27 is part of my route from Petersfield.
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Old Saturday 29th June 2019, 07:27   #5
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Old Saturday 29th June 2019, 07:34   #6
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Yes, just this weekend. Where we live is now a closed motorway to the south, and the A roads surrounding the village all blocked with motorway traffic, and it's only 8am!
Definitely go via Andover, Salisbury and Ringwood. Could take in a Stone Curlew, and Blashford Lakes

Apologies for turning the thread into a traffic bulletin, but if it saves 1 person a 2 hour traffic jam, then it's worth it. Scarlet Darters are beautiful, only seen them in France, where they seem to be fairly easy to catch up with, at least as far North as the central regions.
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Thanks for that Peter, already seen Stone Curlew.... :)
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But not this afternoon. Plenty of Red-veined Darters and 1-3 Lesser Emperors plus for the lucky few a fly-through Vagrant Emperor.

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Old Saturday 29th June 2019, 19:10   #10
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But not this afternoon. Plenty of Red-veined Darters and 1-3 Lesser Emperors plus for the lucky few a fly-through Vagrant Emperor.

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That is some location. Motorway open btw! Roadworks finished ahead of sched.
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That is some location. Motorway open btw! Roadworks finished ahead of sched.
It is some location. One observer clocked 16 Odonata spp there today!

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