Just a single Red-Veined Darter remained on the Estate on the 1st, suggesting an influx of migrants yesterday, and a Scarce Chaser was photographed near the White House. On the 5th, as the sun returned, 7 Red-veined Darters were on Restharrow Scrape, Black-tailed Skimmers were more obvious with 5 in the area and 8 Red-eyed Damsels were ovipositing again. Broad-bodied Chasers, 4-Spotted Chaser, Emperor and very late Hairy Dragonflies were also recorded. 6 male Scarce Chasers were seen along the Delf Stream on the 6th and they were in abundance the next day, with 23 along the Delf Stream, with 7 Four-spotted Chasers and two Hairy Dragonflies close by.
As hot, settled weather arrived at long last, the first Brown Hawker of the summer was seen on the 14th, with 10 Black-tailed Skimmers on the scrape, a fresh Ruddy Darter was found on the 16th and the first Emerald Damselflies were on the wing on the 17th. On New Downs on the 19th were a Red-veined Darter, a freshly-emerged Common Darter and at least 14 Four-spotted Chasers. If this was late for such a number, it was put in the shade by a Hairy Dragonfly that was the latest on record here by nearly three weeks, emphasising the delayed flight season following such a cold spring. The first Small Red-eyed Damselflies of the summer were found on the 24th, again emerging very late, with a Large Red-eyed Damsel at the same pond for comparison, and 2 Red-veined Darters were scooting about the scrape.