28th September 2016

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.

Southern Hawker., newly hatched on our garden pond, with its empty nymph case

Southern Hawker., newly hatched on our garden pond, with its empty nymph case

Southern Hawker above a garden pond

Southern Hawker above a garden pond

Southern Hawkers are highly manoeuvrable and fast

Southern Hawkers are highly manoeuvrable and fast

Southern Hawker Dragonfly

Southern Hawker Dragonfly

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