Southern Hawker Dragonfly– (apologies for break- back on my feet again)- Hawkers are our fastest Dragonflies, able to fly forwards and backwards. Hawkers are tricky to tell apart but these are our most common and widespread- Southern Hawkers.They are large and are on the wing in woodland paths, gardens and parks, until October. They are the ones we sometimes have hatch in our garden ponds (see photo) but, alas, not this year. Conditions: High cloud and mild. Temperature: Max 21- Min 13C.