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Title image: Hairy Dragonfly by Dave Smallshire

  • Cornwall with Scilly
  • Banded demoiselle
  • Banded demoiselle’s at Land’s End, in tiny stream next to Grebe Farm.

25 Jul 2020
SAW
  • Surrey
  • Southern hawker back garden
  • Back garden in dorking

24 Jul 2020
Aw
  • Midlothian
  • Emperor dragonfly
  • Emperor dragonfly at Milkhall Pond SWT nature reserve, near Penicuik.
    seen briefly at rest but all-green thorax and head, blue abdomen enough to identify?

24 Jul 2020
K
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Metamorphosis
  • At least 15 Southern Hawkers have emerged from our small garden pond in the last three days

24 Jul 2020
CJE
  • North Wales
  • The one that got away.
  • Our first ever sighting of a dragonfly which upon research turned out to be a male common hawker dragonfly. Seen within the grounds of Portmeirion, Wales. This beautiful creature looked more like it was swimming in the air than flying. Imagine our surprise after witnessing the dragonfly the subsequent ambush out of nowhere by two small brown birds. The birds popped out of a bush like silent assassins, however on this occasion the dragonfly lived to face another possible ambush. An experience both myself and my wife will never forget.

24 Jul 2020
VT
  • Beds, Cambs, Northants and Peterborough
  • Wow
  • I saw an Emperor dragonfly in my garden he just landed nearly at my feet just a stretch away from me I was so surprised even more so when he stayed long enough for me to extract my phone find the camera a take 2 pictures .

24 Jul 2020
CB
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Hawker Delight
  • Between 2.30 pm-3.39 pm i observed a female Brown Hawker ovipositing along the edge of a muddy pond about 16 ft wide. She did this three times. On all three occasions she worked her way from the opposite end from where i was observing down towards me. Twice she was only about 10 inches from my feet. Wonderful. 1 Four-spotted Chaser and a few Blue-tailed Damselflies seen. Pond between Lode village and Stow cum Quy Fen. Photos taken.

24 Jul 2020
KW
  • Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire
  • It’s not a bird
  • Female emperor dragonfly Garden L19 0NA landed on bush and rested for 15 minutes took picture

24 Jul 2020
JPG
  • Worcestershire
  • Ruddy darter on oxidised Echinacea!
  • Spotted in my back garden, Worcestershire.

24 Jul 2020
JH
  • Somerset
  • Southern Migrant Hawker
  • Male Southern Migrant Hawker flying along rhynes by the Glastonbury to Godney road about 1 mile north from the road junction.

24 Jul 2020
MH
  • Dorset
  • Common Hawker
  • Female Common Hawker in my garden resting on a bamboo can near a Loganberry and Tay berry bush.

23 Jul 2020
MM
  • Essex
  • Emperor Dragonfly
  • Emperor dragonfly (male) in my garden on my palm tree.

23 Jul 2020
SW
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Golden Damselfly!
  • Large Golden Ringed dragonfly. Single.
    Mabie Forest

23 Jul 2020
TG
  • Suffolk
  • Lesser Emperor
  • A male seen at Carlton Marshes, Suffolk, this morning.

23 Jul 2020
RWil
  • Durham
  • Southern Hawker in darlington
  • Southern Hawker seen in the back garden. Caught my eye as it was large and I haven’t seen one in the garden before

23 Jul 2020
GB
  • Beds, Cambs, Northants and Peterborough
  • Wings shinning in the sun
  • We are told it is a Southern Hawker female just emerged. Found sitting by our wild life pond in Dunstable.

23 Jul 2020
JDP
  • Oxfordshire
  • Breeding Southern Hawkers
  • Southern Hawkers have bred every year since 2007 in our small garden pond (Churchill, Oxfordshire, OX7 6QT); this year has been especially good, with over thirty adults emerging over the past week or so (roughly the 14th to the 23rd July 2020).

23 Jul 2020
PJK
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Another White-legged Damselfly
  • After finding a White-legged Damselfly at Houghton Meadows yesterday, I thought I’d take a walk around Houghton Meadow (note the lack of the “s”) today. This is nearer the river Great Ouse and its backwaters than the reserve and I was hopeful of finding more. In fact I found two, on a sunny, but breezy afternoon. Again, reported via iRecord.

22 Jul 2020
JNW
  • Kent
  • White-legged Damselfly drops in for tea
  • A visitor to my conservatory on Wednesday obligingly landed on my finger and was easily identified by its, er, white legs as Platycnemis pennipes. I had recently dismissed an article in the RHS July “The Garden” magazine calling for records for this delicate creature as I’ve never seen one in my garden in my 15 year residence – I only get Blues and Reds. I was thrilled to bits – hope it’s got some friends and is planning to stay around.

22 Jul 2020
CH
  • Devon
  • Gold- ringed dragonfly on Dartmoor
  • Edge of Dartmoor, gold ringed dragonfly.

22 Jul 2020
O W
  • Hertfordshire
  • Hatfield House Woodland
  • 4 spotted in woodland by Elephant Dell Hatfield Herts

22 Jul 2020
MSL
  • Lancashire
  • Banded Demoiselle – Male. Unique sighting for me
  • On my deck which is next to the River Wyre in St Michael’s nr Garstang

22 Jul 2020
Bjb
  • Cornwall with Scilly
  • Golden Ringed Female
  • West Cornwall beside a path on the side of a valley 50m above a stream. Quite a few smaller dragonflies about but this one settled. Magnificent!

22 Jul 2020
  • Cheshire and Wirral
  • I think it was a brown hawker
  • on my back gate

22 Jul 2020
SF
  • Tyne and Wear
  • Arlo
  • Emporer dragonfly? Iradescent blue body.

21 Jul 2020
S M
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Common Darter
  • Female Common Darter and Golden-Ringed Dragonflies spotted just above Clachan Village in Kintyre.

21 Jul 2020
PH
  • Norfolk
  • Excitement in the garden pond!
  • This is the first dragonfly I’ve seen in my garden, though I’ve had a wildlife pond for several years. I saw what I am sure is a male southern hawker in my garden flying noisily around my pond and the plants I have all around my pond. I could hear its wings vibrating against the leaves! Unfortunately I couldn’t get a photo.

21 Jul 2020
RS
  • Dorset
  • Canford Park SANG
  • Good numbers of Brown Hawkers and emperors.A few Golden rings,common darters,white legged dams,scarce chasers.Lots of blue tails and banded desmos.

21 Jul 2020
PS
  • East Lothian
  • 2 Banded demoiselles
  • Black bridge, River Tyne, East Linton

21 Jul 2020
GC
  • Yorkshire
  • Brown Hawker
  • Brown Hawker North Cave Wetlands

21 Jul 2020
SC
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