With the sun finally coming through eventually today I made another trip to Highstead in the hope of connecting with the male Red veined Darter. As I walked to the area Common Blue Damselflies were abundant and there were a few Gatekeepers and 'Whites' flying around. As I approached the gravel pit Black tailed Skimmers were everywhere and a few Common Darters rose from the grasses as I walked through. Where the water has dropped due to the heat of late this has provided a nice warm area of mud where some of the dragonflies lay and take in the sun. I walked along here scanning in front of me when not far in front I could see a male Red veined Darter. It took off a few times but returned but was quite hard to get near and get some shots of. I eventually in sniper mode got a few usable images before it vanished and like yesterday I could not refind it.
Male Red veined Darter
With at least the 50d getting some shots of the Darter I went in search of Emeralds where a few minutes later I had found 6 Emerald Damselflies including 3 adults. I took a few shots before walking back to the car noting lots of Blue tailed Damselflies and 1 Emperor Dragonfly.
I might be able to get out tomorrow but Saturday will be spent at Thursley Common in Surrey looking for the delights of Golden ringed Dragonfly, Small Red Damselfly, Black Darter, Downy and Brilliant Emerald to name a few. A trip I have been very much looking forward too.