No visit today as I had family and garden commitments but an hour this afternoon gave me the chance to go through a few photos from the last few sessions. Whilst out yesterday there were good numbers of Black tailed Skimmer flying around, many in tandem whilst other males basked in the sunshine waiting for passing females. They can be quite difficult to approach but after a while I was in a position where I could get a few shots, not the greatest background but no doubt nice and warm for them to heat up.
Black tailed Skimmer
Emperor Dragonflies are starting to look quite tatty now, all those battles and defending territories are starting to take their toll so it was nice to be able to creep up on one and take a few shots from the side before it shot off for a days defending.
Whilst I was looking for exuvia and walking around in the water I come across a stick with c15 damselfly exuvia all over it. This must be a popular take off point and provided me with a nice photo opportunity of the final point before they made their first flights.
A Stick full of Exuvia
More family stuff tomorrow but I might have a brief window early morning until 9am if I am lucky and the weather works in my favour.