After the wettest April on record, today (30 April) had some promise for sunshine, The weather didn't disappoint so I took a walk along the River Ise to Southfields Farm Marsh, this being the only Large Red Damselfly site I can reach on my lunch break. The River was higher than I have ever seen and was in danger of flooding the footbridge to our carpark at Weetabix. Towards the Marsh it had broken its banks and it waqs hard to tell where the riover ended and the footpath began. Needless to say, I abandoned my walk and headed back to the office. So frustrating - this April is the first one I have not seen any Large Reds since I began active Recording!
Chris is having more luck, having seen two more Large Reds around Greens Norton.