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Dragonflies & Damselflies Page 17

Image Taken on 09 Aug 2014 at 15:40    Image of day on 18 Oct 2014

Next day we saw this female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly land on the now spent flower of the Buddleia.


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Image Taken on 13 Aug 2014 at 12:31    Image of day on 22 Oct 2014

A couple of hours later a female Migrant Hawker dragonfly was hunting back and forth over the warm concrete, and we got this unexpectedly sharp image as she glided by.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2019 at 12:54    Image of day on 10 Oct 2019

One of several Migrant Hawker Dragonflies feeding over the meadow.


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Image Taken on 10 Aug 2012 at 13:09    Image of day on 10 Sep 2012

For an in-flight photograph of a female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly this image is ridiculously sharp.


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Image Taken on 10 Aug 2012 at 13:09    Image of day on 10 Sep 2012

A detail from the previous in-flight photo.


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Image Taken on 04 Aug 2021 at 13:04    Image of day on 15 Sep 2021

Migrant Hawker Dragonflies are smaller than most of the other Hawker species in the UK, but can fly at good speed, and perform the most amazing changes of speed and direction. The magnified insert is of the right hand image.


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Image Taken on 15 Aug 2018 at 12:29    Image of day on 04 Oct 2018

Outside our East border several Migrant Hawker Dragonflies were hunting in the fitful sunshine, occasionally swerving from their path to catch some insect too small for us to see. This moment of flight is about half a second


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Image Taken on 17 Aug 2009 at 14:54    Image of day on 28 Sep 2009

Unusually a tripple entry for today celebrating this years first Migrant Hawker Dragonflies. First we netted this female.


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Image Taken on 11 Aug 2013 at 13:39    Image of day on 04 Oct 2013

This is a female Migrant Hawker dragonfly flying across our little indoor stage before we released her back over the meadow.


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Image Taken on 19 Aug 2012 at 10:40    Image of day on 19 Sep 2012

Migrant Hawker Dragonflies are the dominant larger dragonflies on our patch at the moment. We netted this one for a few flights down our 'tunnel' before releasing it, and obtained this elegant moment of take-off.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2019 at 12:54    Image of day on 10 Oct 2019

This female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly is eating her latest catch (some sort of Midge) while on the wing. Once she has sucked her prize dry she will drop the body and wings to the ground.


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Image Taken on 18 Sep 2018 at 12:40    Image of day on 12 Nov 2018

A female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly sunning herself in a hawthorn hedge.


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Image Taken on 11 Aug 2021 at 10:32    Image of day on 19 Sep 2021

A female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly sunning herself. Air temperature has been marginal for Odonata this week, and they all rest in the sunshine periodically to warm up.


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Image Taken on 17 Aug 2019 at 13:43    Image of day on 10 Oct 2019

A female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly perched for a little portrait.


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Image Taken on 09 Sep 2016 at 08:41    Image of day on 28 Oct 2016

Before 9 a.m. on a mid-September morning some warm early sunshine brought out variety of insects into a east facing hedge.
This female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly has been flying about and obligingly landed where we could photograph her.


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Image Taken on 10 Aug 2016 at 12:12    Image of day on 29 Sep 2016

This female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly was whizzing about near a blocked gate and finally perched long enough to get this respectable image.


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Image Taken on 06 Sep 2021 at 15:27    Image of day on 19 Oct 2021

A Migrant Hawker Dragonfly basking in the afternoon sun on an Ash tree twig at least 50m from the nearest open water.


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Image Taken on 07 Aug 2021 at 15:02    Image of day on 19 Sep 2021

Several Dragonflies patrol various areas on warm days, but mostly too high to get decent photo. This female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly stopped on a head-height Purple Loosestrife flower long enough to get a photo. Dragonflies have no interest in flowers beyond somewhere to perch.


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Image Taken on 11 Sep 2015 at 14:57    Image of day on 05 Nov 2015

A female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly turning in the air at just the distance that the camera was pre-set to.


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Image Taken on 26 Jul 2014 at 15:51    Image of day on 02 Oct 2014

Another Migrant hawker sucking the juices from a prey item on the wing as they usually do, discarding the husk and wings when done.


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