Caught Chasers!

Monday, June 5th 2023

The title sounds like the chasers have been caught in some sort of trap.  This is not the case, they were caught by watching them and stalking them where they were resting for a short time before they flew off.  Both species were very active in the warm sunshine.

The first is a male Broad-bodied Chaser, who was doing 'circuits and bumps' from the dried mud.  Intruders, of any species, were not allowed and he chased them off vigorously.  These are known to be some of the first to arrive at newly built ponds, but ours are quite happy on many of our established ponds.

Patience and a few side steps were required to catch the Four-spotted Chaser settling on some horsetails.

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