Last Saturday saw me at Nethergong for the day where I was showing around some clients on a dragonfly tour for Naturetrek. The forecast which was for thunder and showers thankfully never arrived and we ended up seeing c10 Southern Migrant Hawker, c15 Willow Emerald Damselfly, c40 Emerald Damselfly, 2 Brown Hawker, 2 Migrant Hawker and a few other damselflies. With the Southern Migrant Hawkers still on site, I'm making as many trips as possible to enjoy and photograph them as I'm not too sure whether this year is just a lucky year to have them or if this is a sign of things to come. The dried up pool where they can be seen looks excellent and I suspect a pair oviposited there a few days ago when I saw them go down in the reeds together. With the holidays now here and a bit of time to get out, I have made two visits in the past few days where the aim was to see if I could try for a few flight shots. They are a species which does like to hover but it's never easy as you can imagine. Time was spent watching a few individuals and noting their movements and after moving into a good position with the sun behind me, I spent a while firing off a number of shots. As ever, there were a whole selection of blurry and bits out of focus shots but in there were also a few pleasing efforts showing off this stunning species. The Willow Emerald Damselflies are at last emerging and in the past few days, I have had c40 emerging from the ditches which has also provided some more photographic action. Happy days.