Blue damsel flies

Damsel fly resting on a nettle leaf

The insect resting on the nettle leaf (above) may be a blue-tailed damsel fly.

Damsel fly resting on a dock leaf

The one on the dock leaf and the one flying through reeds were both at the same pool. They are common blue damsel flies.

Damsel fly flying through reeds

All three were pictured on the same mid-June day in the Buckpool LNR, Wordsley.