In reply to Dave - CH:
Dave, you will have seen a Demoiselle damselfly, Male: metallic blue body with dark wings.
In reply to James:
Wings looked absolutely solidly coloured and not at all transparent, with perhaps the exception of their base.
Must have been a trick of the light (as I swear I hadn't been drinking...)
In reply to Nigel O:
Thanks Nigel. That's what Mrs. Dave thought it was; she was intrigued by the name too.
The river that runs through this valley is shallow and slow-moving at this point.
I posted the sighting on the national reporting platform. If I'm obviously wrong, they'll 'send the boys round'... and I'll let you know once the wounds have healed.
All the best -
Brilliantly clear photos Nige, the detail is so clear,
I've given up trying to see any dragons or damsels this year, Covid19 has but a block on that, with the reserves I visit either over visited or still closed....
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