Spent a good few hours around the reserve on Sunday with the weather not too god first off there was not alot happening, only some Blue-tailed Damsels around the small pond. Up by the gun emplacement buildings I did find a pair of Migrant Hawkers resting in a tree.
As the weather improved so things started to show, on a path I found a pair of female Common Darters then I made my way back to the pond and arrived just as a male Emperor took a butterfly and continued to eat it in flight. Around the pond there were alot of male Common Darters plus Blue-tailed and Azure Damsels, the highlight being a male Ruddy Darter making a show. The Emperor did settle for a picture after its dinner.
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