Vagrant Emperor, a new UK dragonfly for me!

A UK dragonfly tick doesn't come along too often these days and after seeing Azure Hawker in Scotland in June it's only 'accidentals' that will be new.
So the chance to see Vagrant Emperor at Kessingland today wasn't to be missed. Arriving at 09.00 and bumping into Rob Wilton and Andrew Easton we found the male within 15 minutes and then had 3 views up to 09.45. Then nothing until 13.20! luckily it then gave itself up very nicely albeit still not on the deck. My 48th species of odonata in the UK

Also seen during the long vigil were an obliging female Red-veined Darter, c3 Common Darters, Small White, Peacock and plenty of Ivy Bees. Birdwise several Redpolls flew north in the morning with a Red Kite also moving through plus 2 Fieldfares, 3 Redwings and 2 Siskins 'in-off'. There were also a few Sea Radish plants still in flower

Red-veined Darter

 Sea Radish

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