Back home with the sun still shining I did a quick reccy of the back garden of Dempsey Towers for butterflies...but best of all found this beastie.
A gorgeous Southern Hawker resting on the hedge - look at the antehumeral stripes on that one missus!!!
So good to see a dragonfly at all after the recent weather systems (altho' if the winds stay in the west and the weather gets mucky again it could be good for a seawatch at the weekend).
You can't beat finding infinity in the compound eye of a dragonfly.
Almost took my mind off the Chimney Swift in York, still showing this afternoon. Almost.
Aside from that 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacock, 1 Comma, 2 Gatekeeper, 1 Speckled Wood and 1 Large White - not that good for a sunny July afternoon.
Eyes to the skies, everyone, eyes to the skies...