The Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly is supposed to emerge in late May and June, that`s what my field guide says anyway, hence why I was confused when I saw it! The i.d. was confirmed by my friend Brian `The Natural Stone` Stone. Wildlife, however doesn`t read books and will do what it needs to do when the weather and conditions are right.
This dragonfly was present on my recent walk along the Nene Washes and was my first sighting of this type of dragonfly this year.