It turns out that despite the cold, wind and rain a brave broad-bodied chaser has decided to emerge from one of our ponds today.
Female broad-bodied chaser Libellula depressa at
Her wings seem close to fully developed, but it's now 19:20 and still she hasn't opened them. There was very little heat earlier in the day and I suspect it's too cold for her to take her maiden flight now. Hopefully she'll make it through the night, but I'm not sure what her chances are. Fingers crossed.