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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Migrant Hawker - another 'garden tick' - on 22nd August, 2011

Sitting in the garden, enjoying a refreshing mug of Earl Grey, I was suddenly brought up with a start by the arrival of a dragonfly which obligingly settled on a Viburnum bush in the garden. It first struck me that this was very small and a little drab as far as Hawkers go. I was hesitant in my identification at first as the markings on the second segment seem a little different to most photos of Migrant Hawkers that I've seen (blue band broader, and pale off-white band closer to the blue band), also, I didn't get a chance to look at the side of the thorax. However, I'm now convinced (please let me know if I'm wrong), so I'm calling it another garden 'lifer'.

Migrant Hawker - our garden
This is my second garden dragonfly 'lifetime tick' in less than six weeks. I had intended to shut down my koi pond permanently as soon as I can find alternative homes for the fish, but I'm beginning to question this decision!




2 comments:

  1. Stunning Garden find,superb images Richard.
    John.

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  2. Thank you John. Inspired by your own work, I'm beginning to wonder if I should set up a second camera with a macro lens - I'm finding that using the 150-500 lens that I do, suits me well enough for birds, but is not so easy for insects, etc.

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