Common blue damselflies, Compton Park pool

Common blue damselfly, Compton Park pool

Common blue damselflies on Compton Park pool recently. All are the more visible males. When the pool was first created some years ago there was plenty of open water, and it attracted several species of damselflies and dragonflies. It is now getting more and more choked with vegetation. As yet this year, the damselfly population has been almost entirely dominated by common blues – there was one brief visit by a large red.