Last week I came across some large insects flying around when out for a walk, not knowing what they were I was eager to get a close up, so when they landed on some thistle heads I moved in. I only had my mobile to capture a picture but was successful in getting a couple of shots. There were quite a few flying around and appeared very large in flight. I then checked the books and found them to be Rose Chafers.
Back at home the Hawker numbers from the pond has now risen to 11 emerged dragonflies, by far the best ever, and also a second frog was present which may bring some little uns' in. My first Hobby of the year was seen from the back garden whilst watching a Sparrowhawk circling.