I've had them here in the past so was hoping to catch one, the densely vegetated pond here seems to suit them (though not much else).
Another three darters were seen, one a teneral common but the other two yellowy specimens remain unidentified as they flitted about impatiently, though the jerky flight of one in particular had me guessing it was another ruddy, either immature male or female. A couple of emerald damsels were also hiding in the lush vegetation.
|Landed nicely for a record shot|
|Did a bit of sky-pointing as I zoomed in|
|Lovely specimen, rich red waisted abdomen, red face with|
|About turn for a different angle|
|What a cracker, chestnut thorax and black legs, |
a superb little dragonfly.
Cragside tomorrow, hoping for a bit more dragonhunting, Black Darter the target but I'll be grateful for owt I can get :-)