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Title image: Hairy Dragonfly by Dave Smallshire

  • Surrey
  • Surprise Lesser Emperor
  • Looking for migrant hawkers, was surprised to see the distinctive markings of a male lesser emperor flying along the edge of the waterside vegetation of Hampton Wick Pond in Home Park (Hampton Court Park) on the Surrey/Greater London border.

28 Aug 2020
SJD
  • Devon
  • A visit to our tent of Emerald damselfly.
  • Camping at Ashbourne Woods camping site at Rattery in Devon. We had left the tent door open and it must have snuck in during the evening. Found it in the tent in the morning. We managed to get it on my brother’s tshirt and then he just walked out with it and it flew away. We were not near water so not sure where it had come from ?
    It was a large specimen 8cm long and at least that on wingspan.
    Beautiful colour markings.
    I mistakenly logged this as an Emporer Dragonfly yesterday sorry people.

28 Aug 2020
MKC
  • Surrey
  • Tongham Pool
  • Emperor dragonflies. One M and one ovipositing F
    Brown hawker. Ovipositing F
    Southern Hawker one M
    Common darters M and F around 5 seen
    Ruddy darters M 3 seen
    Red eyed damselflies, blue tailed damselfy, common blue damselflies
    Small red eyed damselfly

05 Aug 2020
MB
  • Bedfordshire
  • keeled delight
  • 3 male keeled skimmers, 5 emperor, 1 black-tailed skimmer, lots common darters, 4 brown hawkers, and 2 migrant hawkers. white-legged damsels,
    blue-tailed damsels,common blue damsels.
    sundon chalk pits.

05 Aug 2020
  • Greater Manchester
  • In the garden
  • Golden Ring resting on a white Dahia.
    Garden, Littleborough

05 Aug 2020
DR
  • Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Unusual garden visitor.
  • I believe we have a female Southern Migrant Hawker resting on a buddleia bush.

04 Aug 2020
JLB
  • Greater Manchester
  • Evening Brown Hawker
  • Brown Hawker (male) taking a big interest in our front garden hedge at around 20.50. Flew around for about 10 mins, hunting/looking for a spot to rest up. Appeared to settle in the hedae.
    Conditions dry, windy and starting to get dark.

04 Aug 2020
BL
  • Cheshire and Wirral
  • Surprise visitor to the garden.
  • (Brown Hawker, female). Found in our garden. Initially it was upside down on the floor and kept curling it’s tale and frantically flapping it’s wings. I tried to flip it over but it kept returning to being upside down. Suspected it was dying? (what do I know?). Decided to put it in our little water garden tub. Went back to it ten minutes later and it was much improved. It’s the largest Dragonfly I’ve ever seen in my garden.

04 Aug 2020
AOS
  • Beds, Cambs, Northants and Peterborough
  • Lesser matters – Over, Cambs
  • Male Lesser Emperor whizzed through along the river at the end of Overcote Lane, Over, Cambs yesterday.

03 Aug 2020
DPo
  • Suffolk
  • Norfolk Hawker
  • Two male Norfolk Hawkers in garden at Brandon I west Suffolk

03 Aug 2020
JCR
  • Cheshire and Wirral
  • Unusual visitor to our garden
  • Back garden, landed on our washing. Unusual in that we’re not close to any water sources. We think it was a female southern hawker taking a breather. Area Rode Heath. Managed to take a couple of pictures before it flew southwards.

02 Aug 2020
SJG
  • Staffordshire
  • Golden-ringed Dragonfly sighting in my back garden
  • Golden-ringed Dragonfly seen circling Stafford back garden, around pond, for several minutes.

02 Aug 2020
mrh
  • Cornwall with Scilly
  • Beautiful demoiselle
  • Cycle path from Land’s End to Sennen

02 Aug 2020
Slj
  • Yorkshire
  • Snoozing on the greenhouse
  • Warm afternoon on the outside of our greenhouse in Hull.
    Female emperor dragonfly anax imperator spent about half an hour.
    I sent a photo to one of your members to verify

02 Aug 2020
Ld
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Southern Migrant Hawker, Fen Drayton Lakes RSPB
  • Another Southern Migrant Hawker on the reserve, this time along the drain between Ferry Lagoon and Swavesey Lake at lunchtime.

02 Aug 2020
HJV
  • Yorkshire
  • Snoozing on the greenhouse
  • Warm afternoon on the outside of our greenhouse in Hull.
    Female emperor dragonfly anax imperator spent about half an hour.
    I sent a photo to one of your members to verify

02 Aug 2020
Ld
  • Cheshire and Wirral
  • Unusual Visitor While fishing.
  • While fishing in Manley, Cheshire, we had company in the form of a Banded Dermoiselle all afternoon, just cruising up and down the banks/waters edge, and often resting in the glorious sunshine on my fishing rod.

02 Aug 2020
AER
  • Wiltshire
  • Beautiful large Southern Hawker
  • Spotted on a plant on the edge of a path on the northern edge of Salisbury adjacent to a pig field.

02 Aug 2020
IW
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Male Migrant Hawker
  • Large Male Migrant Hawker resting on bamboo cane next to sweet peas.

02 Aug 2020
NB
  • Derbyshire
  • Brown hawker dragonfly
  • Found outside back door at work

02 Aug 2020
RW
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Brown Hawker (Male)
  • a male brown hawker resting on cane in my garden in Haddenham, Ely

02 Aug 2020
DC
  • Surrey
  • Female southern hawker
  • in our garden pond. Dorking, Surrey.

01 Aug 2020
MS
  • Northamptonshire
  • Garden dragonfly patrol
  • Three Common Hawkers patrolling a garden in Rushden, Northants. Looked like females.

01 Aug 2020
  • Gloucestershire
  • Garden surprise!
  • Naunton, glos. Female southern hawker attempting to deposit eggs on a blue-green plant pot in a patio garden.

01 Aug 2020
pjs
  • Hampshire
  • Trio of Migrant Hawker – Causeway Meadows – Petersfield – Hampshire
  • 3 Migrant Hawker over balancing pond near new houses, are around being unimproved grassland, a small riddle stream, and woodland margins of the stream. The edges of the pond are long grasses, reed mace, and large pond side leaves.

01 Aug 2020
ADW
  • Beds, Cambs, Northants and Peterborough
  • Black-tailed Skimmer at Titchmarsh LNR
  • Titchmarsh Local Nature Reserve, near Thrapston Cambs. Blue male resting on warm gravelled track.

01 Aug 2020
DJP
  • Cheshire and Wirral
  • amazing
  • female emperor dragon fly laying eggs in my small pond and fly around for about ten minutes

01 Aug 2020
bar
  • Hampshire
  • Duo – Common Darter – Causeway Meadows – Petersfield
  • 2 Common Darter over balancing pond near new houses, are around being unimproved grassland, a small criddle stream, and woodland margins of the stream. The edges of the pond are long grasses, reed mace, and large pond side leaves.

    Landing on wooden rail and pestering each other at edge of pond.

01 Aug 2020
ADW
  • Herefordshire
  • Female emporer
  • In my garden on laurel hedge

01 Aug 2020
LAU
  • Hampshire
  • Four Spotted Chaser – Causeway Meadows – Petersfield
  • One Four Spotted Chaser over balancing pond near new houses, area around being unimproved grassland, a small criddle stream, and woodland margins of the stream. The edges of the pond are long grasses, reed mace, and large pond side leaves.

01 Aug 2020
ADW
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