Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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.