At Little Waters, after thirty minutes exploring the periphery I came across Brian (Northumbrian Birding) who, I knew, had the same target species as I did. A Broad-bodied Chaser had been photographed by Alan Johnson a few days previously and after initial disappointment the subject appeared more or less as soon as the sun broke through the heavy cloud cover. A beautiful specimen, a mature male. Initially a single Four-spot Chaser appeared over the pond and immediately the B.B.C. took exception and CHASED it off but a couple more joined it which didn't help our viewing. A Darter was also noted which turns out, I reckon, to be a Common Darter. The book says that they can emerge in June and go through 'till October.
Our Broad-bodied Chaser gave smashing views when perched but it did go missing not only chasing off other dragons but when the sun disappeared behind cloud cover. More time will be spent here over the next few days..............WEATHER PERMITTING.