During last year's poor spring, the Scarce Chasers on the Nene started to emerge around 24 May. This year, with the even worse spring, I saw the first ones today, 1 week late. I did think that by now the dragonflies would have caught up with the weather, but we are still about 1 week behind schedule. I managed to find just two tenerals, so there are still plenty more to come and the predicted good weather this weekend may see a mass emergence. Also present were 100+ Banded Demoiselle (a good increase on the 30 last weekend), a handful of Large Red Damselflies and a single Azure Damselfly.
Close-up of the wings
Male Banded Demoiselle eating a Stonefly