I saw a Hairy Dragonfly, Brachytron pratense, last year, in May:
Today I can see one in front of me:
Unlike last year I can recognise what it is. It’s tiny and very still:
And hairy. I try getting close and closer:
I love the tracery of it wings:
This one is a male:
As an exercise in stealth, this has been a success. Those eyes are so alien to us:
Apparently their habitat is: “Mainly found near unpolluted, well-vegetated water bodies.” I think the River Otter counts.