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Brown Hawker Dragonfly .......


Brown Hawker Dragonfly .......

Enjoying the sunshine yesterday between the showers..



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I wouldn't have had a clue about the name,Angela..but a nice sight and a good photo :o) x

9 Oct, 2014

 

Sandra I looked it up lol although OH told me what it was.

9 Oct, 2014

 

You are so honest,Angela :o) and what a clever OH you have ! lol.x

9 Oct, 2014

 

great pic..I love dragon flys.

9 Oct, 2014

amy
Amy
 

A beautiful photo well done ....

10 Oct, 2014

 

Lovely picture. I suppose it's enjoying the last bit of warmth.

11 Oct, 2014

 

Great photo. I love these brown hawkers. When the sun strikes on their wings they shine like copper.

11 Oct, 2014

 

wpw. amazing that you saw it at all, and lovely pic. how close were you? never seen a dragonfly in real life, sigh. maybe next year ...

12 Oct, 2014

 

Thanks all, a lucky shot, Fran I was about 8 ins away, we used to get some amazing blue ones in the garden when we had the larger pond, up close they are so beautiful.

13 Oct, 2014

 

Saw a big one cruising about recently too. We are quite near a brook so they must breed there. They are such wonderful fliers and hunters of flying insects. Occasional visits from this smaller brown one too DD.

14 Oct, 2014

 

Lucky you, have not seen the larger ones for a few years now....

14 Oct, 2014

 

my gardener saw a blue one when we were working at the bottom of the garden, but by the time he'd pointed it out to me it had gone. maybe next year

15 Oct, 2014

 

We get the large hawkers here...yellow and black bodies., and sometimes the damselflies, the smaller ones with the black spot on their wings, also the small damsel with the bright blue bodies.

17 Oct, 2014

 

it sounds marvellous. What kind of landscape to they prefer? moist, I assume, but after that, I'm lost

17 Oct, 2014

 

Hi Fran, firstly they like a pond of some kind around and grasses, reeds or water iris around the pond to rest on. We have the river down the road so I expect that is a large reason why we get them here as well. They feed on the wing on insects.

18 Oct, 2014

 

thanks, Linda, I can start planning now! There's a brook on the other side of the open ground beyond our fences, so there should be plenty there in the right season. Mind you, when I first moved in it was barely a trickle, though it made up for that when the rain started!

19 Oct, 2014

 

The larva live in the water and feed on live food in the stream or pond. It's amazing to think that these creatures have been around for a lot longer than we have. Prehistoric.

21 Oct, 2014

 

lol they don't need to evolve any further, they're reached their pinnacle of perfection.

21 Oct, 2014



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