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Dragonflies & Damselflies Page 13

Image Taken on 01 Aug 2019 at 12:34    Image of day on 19 Sep 2019

A female Common Darter Dragonfly warming herself in the sun while waiting for a meal to fly by.


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Image Taken on 23 Aug 2021 at 14:53    Image of day on 05 Oct 2021

A female Common Darter Dragonfly perched on the tip of broken off plant stem in the afternoon sunshine.


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Image Taken on 18 Sep 2019 at 16:24    Image of day on 08 Nov 2019

This female Common Darter Dragonfly decided that this side of a cardboard box would be a good place to perch in the sun, and perhaps make an even better shadow.


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Image Taken on 17 Aug 2020 at 15:53    Image of day on 27 Sep 2020

This female Common Darter Dragonfly seems to like the top of our dilapidated rotary clothes drier.
A beautiful creature on real Tat!


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Image Taken on 12 Aug 2023 at 10:06    Image of day on 09 Oct 2023

Lots of invertebrates like to use this corrugated iron sheet to get warmed up from the sun-warmed metal. This is a female Common Darter Dragonfly.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2020 at 13:09    Image of day on 27 Sep 2020

This female Common Darter Dragonfly seems to have taken a liking to twigs at the top of the Woodpile outside the kitchen.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2020 at 13:12    Image of day on 27 Sep 2020

This female Common Darter Dragonfly seems to have taken a liking to twigs at the top of the Woodpile outside the kitchen.


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Image Taken on 21 Aug 2018 at 16:08    Image of day on 13 Oct 2018

In the crop field margin there are many metres of Dock seed heads. This female Common Darter Dragonfly flits between them providing different views of this pristine individual.


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Image Taken on 21 Aug 2018 at 16:09    Image of day on 13 Oct 2018

In the crop field margin there are many metres of Dock seed heads. This female Common Darter Dragonfly flits between them providing different views of this pristine individual.


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Image Taken on 24 Aug 2021 at 16:08    Image of day on 05 Oct 2021

This female Common Darter Dragonfly warms herself on a plant stem


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Image Taken on 18 Sep 2018 at 13:00    Image of day on 12 Nov 2018

This female Common Darter dragonfly resting on the ground almost vanishes in the dead grass, of which there is still LOTS months after the heatwave.


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Image Taken on 01 Oct 2022 at 15:11    Image of day on 04 Nov 2022

This photo (again on polystyrene foam - what's the attraction?) is a Common Darter Dragonfly.


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Image Taken on 03 Sep 2023 at 12:57    Image of day on 29 Oct 2023

A female Common Darter Dragonfly perches on the seed head.


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Image Taken on 30 Aug 2022 at 10:29    Image of day on 07 Oct 2022

Not many Darter Dragonflies (intermediate in size between Hawker Dragonflies and Damselflies) so far this year. This one is perched on what looks like a seed head. Down the stem is a rather nice Spider's web, though a fly caught in it would disagree.


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Image Taken on 26 Jul 2008 at 11:01    Image of day on 10 Aug 2008

This is the female Common Darter Dragonfly perched on a stick at the pond edge - a favourite way of getting to see them close up.


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Image Taken on 29 Sep 2013 at 15:10    Image of day on 02 Dec 2013

An old female Common Darter dragonfly using a teasel as a perch. This image shows the hairy body rather well.


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Image Taken on 01 Oct 2022 at 15:13    Image of day on 04 Nov 2022

Here she is now on a Hawthorn leaf.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2014 at 12:07    Image of day on 30 Oct 2014

A Common Darter (on the menu for the Hobby!) flying close to the water. Horizontally spread for clarity.


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Image Taken on 06 Aug 2016 at 14:35    Image of day on 29 Sep 2016

A Common Darter Dragonfly was repeatedly returning to this bent over Hop Sedge providing the opportunity for an image of the landing.


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Image Taken on 14 Sep 2019 at 17:40    Image of day on 08 Nov 2019

This is a male Common Darter Dragonfly perched on a cut hedge twig


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