A mighty beast! Had a few Lessers, but the only Stag Beetle I've ever seen was many years ago when a workmate brought a male in for me from his garden in Ashford (near Staines). Hence, quite envious.
I hope to see another male soon Gavin - it's been a few years since I have
Impressive. The NBN map shows them to be quite common on the south coast of Devon but have I ever seen one? Nope.
It will come Andrew, and when it does it won't disappoint.