These are just some of the photos that I've taken near our new pond.
With thanks to Ispot, this is a Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly (Libellula depressa). It was hovering over this twig and dipping it's abdomen down onto it. Laying eggs!
Another Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly. There were quite a few of these darting across the water.
A saw one lone swallow and these busy House Martins. Difficult to get them in focus from a distance.They seen to be gathering mud. for their nest building.
This is the first damselfly that I've seen in the wood. They need water to complete their life cycle.
This male blackbird was enjoying a quick dip.