Pottering round the garden I suddenly noticed a pair of Common Darter Dragonflies. I have often seen them singly but this was the first time of seeing a pair together. Had to dash in to grab the Canon as the pocket Nikon would never have focussed on them:
Not only that but the female kept dipping her 'tail' in the water:
Which I assume meant she was depositing eggs:
I was able to grab a few seconds of video before they moved on:
Here's hoping the pond is now a breeding ground for Dragonflies as well as Damselflies. Not forgetting the frogs and newts which also breed there.
An odd day.. but rewarded at Warnham LNR..
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