Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Migrant hawker

The migrant hawker is the last of the three locally common blue hawkers to emerge.  The others (southern hawker and common hawker) peak a bit earlier.  This slightly battle-scarred male is the first I have seen close up this year.  I think this dragonfly was named in the days when it was a rare migrant but it now breeds widely across England, although the local population is still boosted by migrants in autumn.

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