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Title image: Hairy Dragonfly by Dave Smallshire

  • North East
  • Spectacular
  • 15 or so Common Hawkers, mainly males and 3 females coupling .. territorial displays and ariel coupling / wheel. .ovipositing females x2 👌🙏🏼👌
    Emerald x3 males
    4 Black Darters .. males .. 2 females
    2 coupling/ wheel and ovipositing

15 Sep 2020
SC
  • Derbyshire
  • Garden visitor
  • Southern Hawker in rear garden on 2 consecutive days

15 Sep 2020
NRD
  • Somerset
  • Southern Hawker egg laying
  • Female Southern Hawker was clearly laying eggs in the new plants we had just put in the rocks around our garden pond.

15 Sep 2020
AM
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Notts Willow Emeralds
  • The wife and I took a walk along the Chesterfield Canal at Gringley and were surprised to see 2 Willow Emeralds on bank-side Figwort. Our first Notts records for this Damselfly.

15 Sep 2020
PL
  • Beds, Cambs, Northants and Peterborough
  • They get everywhere now
  • Willow emerald dragonflies. Two in tandem and one lone one. By the brook that runs past the Botanical Gardens, CB2 1JE.

14 Sep 2020
GGA
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Dragons in Nottingham
  • Valley road water meadow many migrant hawkers male and common darters male and female a good afternoon watching them .

14 Sep 2020
D'S
  • Durham
  • Rock lounging
  • ? Southern hawker flew in and occupied a mossy rock by our garden pond.

14 Sep 2020
H N
  • Durham
  • Rock lounging
  • ? Southern hawker flew in and occupied a mossy rock by our garden pond.

14 Sep 2020
H N
  • Sunderland
  • Beautiful emperor dragonfly spotted today
  • Inland at a retirement home garden no water it was flying around the car park and rested on a plant for a while before flying away

14 Sep 2020
D L
  • East Lothian
  • New pond visitor
  • Our pond is less than 2 months old and today we had our first dragonfly visitor and she laid eggs. Southern Hawker, Pencaitland, East Lothian.

14 Sep 2020
CF
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Hawkers Galore
  • I had a lovely two and a half hour afternoon walk along Burwell Lode Wicken Fen 1.30 pm-4.00 pm. Migrant Hawkers very numerous, several pairs copulating. Delighted to see 2 female Brown Hawkers ovipositing only a few inches apart for just over 1 minute. 1 female ovipositing from 1.40 p.m-2.22 pm. 2 Southern Hawkers 1 male and 1 female, a few male and female Ruddy and Common Darters, 3 Willow Emerald Damselflies, including a copulating pair , 1 Blue-tailed Damselfly and flight views of 2 unidentified blue Damselflies.

14 Sep 2020
KW
  • Newcastle upon Tyne District
  • Southern Hawker my first ever spot!
  • In the buses next to the metro line flitting about and very amiable to being photographed.

14 Sep 2020
HD
  • Shropshire
  • Prehistoric southern hawker silhouette
  • Spotted (we think) a southern hawker, in the conservatory, in the evening. We first saw it as a huge silhouette behind the curtains. Presume it feeds by the ditch along the edge of our garden

13 Sep 2020
IR
  • Glamorgan
  • black darter
  • black darter dragonfly at forest farm nature reserve in Cardiff

13 Sep 2020
A M
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Waiting in line for coffee …
  • A female Common Darter Sympetrum Striolatum
    National Trust’s Anglesey Abbey

13 Sep 2020
  • Kent
  • A perching darter
  • A common darter – perched on a sumac tree branch on a sunny and warm September afternoon.

    Photographed in my back garden in Leysdown, Kent, a few feet away from a pond.

13 Sep 2020
  • North Yorkshire
  • The emperor rules
  • Spotted a male Emperor on our pond in one of our fields at the end of East Ings Lane Pickering N.Yorks. Today Sept. 13 2020

13 Sep 2020
Jwb
  • Lincolnshire
  • Garden Sighting
  • Common darter (male). Ironically landed on a garden ornament of a dragonfly!

13 Sep 2020
GB
  • Devon
  • Bovey Basin sites
  • Lovely weather for an end of flight season check at some Bovey Basin sites. Most unusual sighting of 10 species was a male Black Darter at Little Bradley Ponds, the first there since September 1978. Although obviously a wanderer, it looked strangely at home perched above a bed of Crassula, rather than its usual Sphagnum. Beautiful Demoiselles were at 3 sites, 1 Emerald and 9 Small Red-eyed Damselflies at Little Bradley Ponds and a total of 18 Migrant Hawkers (with egg-laying at LBP).

13 Sep 2020
DS
  • Highland
  • Northern Emerald male
  • Northern Emerald, male. By the Badenock Way, NH803003, between Drumguish and Inveruglas (Inveruglass on OS maps). Flew fast NE close by us.

13 Sep 2020
RJC
  • North Yorkshire
  • Dragonflyby!
  • We took a walk around Yearsley on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors and sat at Oulston Reservoir and there were so many buzzing about. We think we saw a common darter, brown hawker and possibly a common hawker? Lots of different colours and sizes. A great place to spot dragonflies

13 Sep 2020
ASW
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Dragons in Nottingham
  • Sellers wood nature Reserve a great wonderful day mating common darters on my hand wow another darter on top of my hat defending his airspace from a southern hawker just amazing to watch . also watch 3 males willow emerald damselfly first time i have seem this damselfly here too. 16 odonata from this site.

13 Sep 2020
D'S
  • Cheshire and Wirral
  • Beautiful Female Southern Hawker in our garden
  • A wonderful large female Southern Hawker spent a long time in our garden this morning. It was a privilege to see.

13 Sep 2020
RM
  • Lincolnshire
  • Willow Emerald
  • 5 Willow Emerald Damselfly including a mating pair at Baston Fen Nature Reserve

12 Sep 2020
PS
  • Lincolnshire
  • Golden Ring dragon
  • On a path at the Frampton Marsh RSPB reserve on 12th September 2020

12 Sep 2020
GB
  • Herefordshire
  • Southern Hawker – Herefordshire
  • Seeing daily at the moment around garden pond

12 Sep 2020
S
  • Derbyshire
  • At the pub
  • Sat in pub garden which has a large pond and an emperor dragonfly was buzzing around

12 Sep 2020
PA
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Willow Emerald in the Garden, Again
  • A Willow Emerald Damselfly perched briefly on a shrub in my garden today. It’s not the first, since I saw one here on 9th August, which I reported. I omitted to mention the location last time, but it’s Houghton, between St Ives and Huntingdon.

12 Sep 2020
JNW
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Oot and aboot in Argyll and Bute
  • I have little knowledge of Dragonflies but I think this is a male hawker (Aeshna Cyanea?). Spotted in An Cala (a beautiful private garden open to the public) on Isle of Seil, Scotland. There is a photo on my Instagram page if anyone would like to check that I have identified it correctly.

11 Sep 2020
  • Lincolnshire
  • Just seen a Southern Hawker. Wow!
  • 1:30pm today over my garden pond. Visited for about 5 mins beautiful like green with very dark blue black stripes what a privilege

11 Sep 2020
North Lincolnshire
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