Left work early yesterday and drove to a location close to the town of Gammel Rye. I have been fortunate to observe Gomphus vulgatissimus here several years in a row. Last year though, I only spotted one single specimen the entire season due to bad weather.
This year the spring has been warmer and more sunny, so expectations were high and it did not take long before they were met. Right after parking the car I saw the first four Gomphus vulgatissimus, all resting in the same small tree. On top of that, I also spotted the first Libellula fulva this season, one Libellula depressa, one Libellula quadrimaculata, two Calopteryx virgo and many Cordulia aenea. Unfortunately I did not get that many good photos of the Gomphus vulgatissimus, as weather quickly became very cloudy. Hopefully I will get the opportunity to visit this area soon again.