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Dragonflies & Damselflies Page 18

Image Taken on 23 Jul 2021 at 13:21    Image of day on 31 Aug 2021

This female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly hangs in the shade inside a hedge.


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Image Taken on 16 Jul 2022 at 11:31    Image of day on 01 Sep 2022

The first Migrant Hawker Dragonfly we have spotted this year, this one a female just becoming mature, here 'caught' in flight.


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Image Taken on 08 Aug 2012 at 17:59    Image of day on 14 Sep 2012

A few days later a female migrant Hawker was disguising herself in a similar way.


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Image Taken on 15 Aug 2018 at 12:30    Image of day on 04 Oct 2018

As the sunshine waned this individual landed almost in front of us giving us the chance to capture this portrait.


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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 03 Aug 2022 at 16:29    Image of day on 16 Sep 2022

A female left to right.


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Image Taken on 03 Aug 2022 at 17:48    Image of day on 16 Sep 2022

A female again right to left - the first is a bit disguised against foliage.


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Image Taken on 08 Aug 2022 at 12:16    Image of day on 22 Sep 2022




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Image Taken on 08 Aug 2022 at 12:15    Image of day on 22 Sep 2022

Walk the Line!


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Image Taken on 08 Aug 2022 at 12:15    Image of day on 21 Sep 2022

The nice sweep of the Migrant Hawker Dragonfly at the bottom is supplemented by another Dragonfly flying in from the top of the frame.


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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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