I was lucky this morning in finding another female Hairy Dragonfly ovipositing, she was closer to the edge of the ditch which enabled some better pictures to be taken. In the picture below if you look closely at the end of the abdomen on the left side you can see the ovipositor slicing into the dead floating vegetation, the eggs will hatch in 3-4 weeks and larval development takes at least two years. Also of note this morning at Castle Water the first emerging Broad-bodied Chaser, pictured below also.
Broad-bodied Chaser still with exuvia at Castle Water this morning
Close up view showing ovipositor mas mentioned above