Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Observation - Dragonfly - UK and Ireland. Description: Would be grateful for an id. A large dragonfly, moving around the pond quickly, stopping frequently in what looked like ovipositing behaviour, so, I presume a female? Is it not late in the year for egg laying ? Am in the dark re. dragonflies !!

Would be grateful for an id. A large dragonfly, moving around the pond quickly, stopping frequently in what looked like ovipositing behaviour, so, I presume a female?
Is it not late in the year for egg laying ?
Am in the dark re. dragonflies !!