Preston Montford Field Centre itself also had a good number of species on the wing including Ruddy Darter, Common Darter Sympetrum striolatum and Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata. Banded Demoiselles Calopteryx splendens also put in a good appearance:
Female Banded Demoiselle
Male Banded Demoiselle eyeing up lunch?
And Southern Hawkers Aeshna cyanea were observed emerging from the central pond. Interestingly this specimen photographed late Sunday morning is reportedly still there 24hrs later- apparently alive, but clearly in no rush to launch!
And finally we were treated to a fantastic display of Emperor Dragonflies Anax imperator on the wing and ovipositing. No photos as yet, but fortunately S.Barlow has sent me a rather battle weary specimen seen flying on Whixall Moss at the weekend: