Well incredibly with only 5 1/2 weeks till Xmas we have darters on the wing at Whixall! S. Barlow was there yesterday (16th Nov) and not only saw 3 darters, but far from being worn out individuals they were exhibiting territorial behaviour -as Stephen put it 'fighting in mid November' is not what we expect!
The male Common Darter is shown here. The other 2 individuals may well have been the same species as this is usually the last on the wing, however Stephen suspects one may have been a Black Darter. These late records are really quite extraordinary so please do keep me posted with any sightings.