There’s a Broad-Bodied Chaser dragonfly rattling around me at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes:
There are plenty of damselflies on the reeds in the lake:
It’s only later when I look at the photograph on the back of my camera that I realise there’s a new species I haven’t seen before amongst the group. I look closely and there’s a solitary damselfly with bright red eyes. It’s the Red-Eyed Damselfly. I go back to look for it and it takes ages but eventually I spot one again. It’s distracted, eating:
There’s a Common Darter dragonfly patrolling and perching along the River Great Ouse:
I love its colours:
I’m being bitten by mosquitos, stung by nettles and am having my trousers torn by brambles when I spot a Banded Demoiselle:
What a great place.