In reply to James:
Lot to learn
In reply to gaynorsl:
Male Common Darter sunning itself on a wooden table.
I think this is also a Common Darter but an old female. It almost looks as though it's ovipositing on the wood. Shadows giving the illusion of an additional set of wings.
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In reply to TeeJay:
Great captures Tony and good to see the dragonflies still enjoying the Autumn sunshine on offer.
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In reply to HAZY:
Sunny and warm which brought out the dragonflies again.
Common Darters coupling although a tarmac path wasn't perhaps the most romantic location or a great background for photos.
And ovipositing in tandem in very shallow water.
Saw a few here today at LM but sadly none landed and i think one was a Migrant Hawker
Just crashed into moth lights ... talk about a fright ... am sure you'll know what variety this is??
Didn't know they flew at night but some do & are attracted to light ... live & learn!!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
I didn't know they flew at night either. I've always assumed they roosted somewhere until it warms up during the day.
I looks like a male Migrant Hawker, Wendy.
Thanks TJ, was very impressive & a privilege to get such a close view!
I've had a few come to the moth traps, but none as big & impressive as that Wendy.
Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Noisette:
Made such a racket as it crashed into glass covering moth light, was half-scared to look & see what it was! Lol
Was quite unharmed thank goodness & flew quite happily after photoshoot!
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