Saturday, 25 September 2010

DRAGONFLY: Brown Hawker and Migrant Hawker at Mere Sands, Lancashire

September 16, 2010:
On a cool blustery early autumn day with little sun, it was rather rather surprising to see Brown and Migrant Hawkers flying. They mainly kept to the more sheltered areas at the tree margins but were inclined to settle onto vegetation more frequently than normal. This was especially noticeable for the Brown Hawker as these seem to fly for ever and are rarely seen settled except when ovipositing. Common Darters were also flying as well as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood butterflies.

Brown Hawker, female (both above), Migrant Hawker, male (both below)

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't surprised to see Migrant Hawkers flying (I went there specifically to try to snap them from the Cyril Gibbons hide). But I didn't see any Brown Hawkers (and I would have been surprised to see them) - you were the lucky one.

    I did see one Common Blue Damselfly there.