As we approached the main area for Purple Emperors, we saw 4 White Admirals, my first Gate Keeper for the year, 8 Marbled Whites and a flyby Silver-Washed Fritilliary, and almost every Oak tree looked like it could be a master Oak for the Emperor. I will be quite happy if I never have to look at another Oak tree for an Emperor.
We did have some nice views of several Beautiful Demoiselles including some fine males but virtually no other dragons other than the usual blue type damselflies.
Plenty of Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs singing and 2 Turtle Doves, 1 purring away nicely, but other wise just Woodpeckers and a few Buzzards.
It was now time to walk the 2.5 miles return in the afternoon sun, I don't think I will be dashing back some how.
Male Beautiful Demoiselles
Female type Beautiful Demoiselle
Well marked Gate Keeper