Smestow Valley dragonflies: common darters in flight

Smestow Valley dragonflies: common darters in flight

Common darter dragonflies busy flying yesterday at one or other of the two ponds in the Smestow Valley Nature Reserve or on the canal at Compton.

These are males. Except when they managed to attract a female (see previous post below) they were having to spend most of their time flying up and down their patch of water, on patrol, ready to fend off another, intruding male.