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Dragonflies & Damselflies Page 19

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 25 Jul 2022 at 16:38    Image of day on 07 Sep 2022

A female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly perched in a hedge. The yellow 'T' shape behind the wings helps in identification when perched, and the atypically long pair of 'anal appendages' help here and when in flight.


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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 14 Sep 2022 at 14:29    Image of day on 23 Oct 2022

As the afternoon warmed up we found this Migrant Hawker Dragonfly hunting near the blocked gate - one of their favourite places every year. The small Hover-fly was only spotted as we prepared the image.


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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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Image Taken on 28 Aug 2019 at 11:08    Image of day on 15 Oct 2019

A male Migrant Hawker Dragonfly hangs from the desiccated leaves of a cut Blackberry stem.
Blackberry is a valuable wildlife resource, but keeping access past areas where they grow is a constant chore - stems can grow across a path in just a week.


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Image Taken on 19 Jul 2010 at 15:12    Image of day on 29 Aug 2010

This Migrant Hawker Dragonfly, an immature female, was the first of the year reported in this area.


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Image Taken on 22 Aug 2010 at 12:13    Image of day on 07 Oct 2010

This Migrant Hawker Dragonfly was for once flying low enough over a hedge for us to net her and bring it in for a few minutes taking photos.
Several years ago the Hawk and Owl trust determined that pellets from hobbies mostly contained the remains of Migrant Hawker dragonflies. But it is not so abundant this year - we have been pleased to see just one or two.



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

In the warm sunshine a few Migrant Hawker Dragonflies were hawking up and down the concrete track. Roy can't resist photographing them in flight even if it does mostly produce hundred of blurred or blank frames.


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Image Taken on 01 Aug 2017 at 12:48    Image of day on 16 Sep 2017

The only Hawker or Darter Dragonflies we are seeing at the moment are a couple of male Migrant Hawker Dragonflies hawking high over the meadow. To get a decent sized view of the insect this half-a-second montage has closed the gaps between the frames which at 7 fps should be spaced at about 3 body lengths.


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Image Taken on 01 Aug 2017 at 16:24    Image of day on 16 Sep 2017

A male Migrant Hawker Dragonfly was making circles over the meadow giving a chance to get this sequence (again at 7 fps) on a pre-focussed camera (auto-focus is too slow).
Read this montage strictly right to left ignoring height. No wonder it is so hard to follow them - this montage is less than 1 second of flight.


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Image Taken on 14 Sep 2022 at 14:30    Image of day on 23 Oct 2022

This flying Migrant hawker dragonfly montage is accurately spaced at 7 frames per second.


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Image Taken on 08 Aug 2022 at 12:13    Image of day on 21 Sep 2022

Most years we get a good show of Migrant Hawker Dragonflies at the south end of the access track, and in the evenings over the meadow. Here is a little sample, starting with Migrant Hawkers near the gate.


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Image Taken on 24 Sep 2021 at 12:46    Image of day on 06 Nov 2021

This Migrant Hawker Dragonfly was flying along the avenue of Lombardy Poplar trees. Here shown at 8 frames per second accurately montaged.


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