It is worth lingering on the bridges at the moment, not only for the chance of seeing Water Voles, Little Grebes, flicking warblers and even cruising Rudd but also for the chance of seeing some of the many dragonflies and damsels that are doing very well in the suddenly warmer conditions..
Small Red-eyed Damsels are common at the moment and Ben Green rescued this male. They resemble the very common and familiar Blue-tailed Damsel but have those glorious red orbs!
Meanwhile powerful prowling Emperors and the three big Hawkers can all also be seen. This one has just finished eating a Peacock butterfly!
Emperor - a resting male (Lawrence Rogers)