Having visited a few sites birding we eventually landed at Saltholme. I saw my first dragonfly of the year there, four Four-spot Chasers were doing what it says on the tin and busy chasing each other about. I also saw my first damselfly casualty, a female Blue-tailed who was taken whilst in the grasp of her partner. She had been ovipositing and a diving beetle had grabbed her from below. The male was trying to lift her from the water but after a couple of minutes released hold of her and flew alone to safety.
|On a break between chasing.|