So there I was; sitting at the desk in my new study (man cave) just perusing the BBC news pages and checking the weather. The desk is strategically positioned to allow me a clear view down the garden via a large window and a glass panelled door. I don't know what made me look, but all of a sudden there was a bright blue damselfly flying around some Ivy which grows up the patio railings, right outside my door! Thankfully, my camera kit was sitting on the desk, right next to my laptop and I was quickly able to grab a macro lens and step outside. The insect behaved wonderfully, in the superb sunshine, posing for a series of images which, in turn, have allowed me to id it as an adult male Azure Damselfly.
It's a very common species around the Kent marshes, but this is the first time I'd recorded it in our back garden. A very pleasant encounter, purely by chance - right place, right time, I guess?