|Southern hawker exuvia|
Thornley Woods pond
It hasn't affected the damsels though, with 20+ pairs of large red damsels ovipositing in tandem, ditto 12 pairs of azure damsels and many singles of each species too.
Spent the weekend in the Highlands for a bird and dragonfly spotting bonanza with the Birdman of Gateshead. Haven't yet had time to process my photos but will give a full report asap. Great weekend, lifers and year ticks galore, many a laugh, many an adventure, but not without its controversies. Full story coming up . . . . .