Donna Zimmer (@zimmer_donna) tweeted at 8:56 am on Sun, Jul 19, 2020:I took the time to really appreciate the colourful stunning detail on this common female Banded Demoiselle yesterday https://t.co/PIKUg5Zpuv(https://twitter.com/zimmer_donna/status/1284758905038528513?s=03)
The owner of this tweet gave me permission to share on here ... quite the most lovely detail in this pic!
2013 photos & vids here
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In reply to WendyBartter:
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A male Migrant Hawker in the garden. Typically, it decided to perch in front of bright yellow leaves which didn't make for the best of photos even after tweaking.
Despite its name they do breed in the UK and locally to me. Quite an early one as I don't usually see them until Aug/Sep.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to TeeJay:
Finally, we seem to have arrived at the time when the Hawkers and Darters have woken up. Getting close to Hawkers is a rare thing, but Darters are much happier to pose for you. Here's a traditional shot of a male Ruddy Darter
And a close up of one sunbathing on a convenient block of marble
Close, you call that close? This is close ...
I had the camera resting on the stone just a few inches in front of him and he wasn't bothered.
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
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