Once the temperature increased following a very early morning wander around Thursley Common yesterday I spent a little time hunting down the Black Darters (Sympetrum danae) alongside the boardwalk.
While plenty were seen unfortunately very few individuals were perched within range of the lens but here are a few reasonable images.
A mature male Black Darter.
A pair in the classic 'mating wheel'.
A female Black Darter.
Another mature male with a damaged wing.