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Old Sunday 13th September 2009, 11:03
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I think this is a Southern Hawker, though I don’t know what it’s up to on the log!

http://www.dragonflysoc.org.uk/aecya.html


It is a pity the photograph isn’t clearer, but not a bad effort.





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Old Sunday 13th September 2009, 16:49
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You posted a link to the British Dragonfly society, 21 -six. Did you mean to or was it your own photo you meant to post?
I have seen the female (striped green/black) over our pond this week, but she didn't like me & zoomed off.
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Old Monday 14th September 2009, 17:53
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You posted a link to the British Dragonfly society, 21 -six. Did you mean to or was it your own photo you meant to post?
I have seen the female (striped green/black) over our pond this week, but she didn't like me & zoomed off.

No Val.

I didn’t have a picture so I included the link. I did however get the ID from one of my many books.


And ironically, I just looked at the ‘In your garden,’ page 43 of Augusts ‘birdwatching' magazine and lo and behold, there is an item on just this topic.

I’ll have to quote as I’m not allowed to scan and print.


“SOUTHERN HAWKER . This spectacular large dragonfly is one of the most commonly seen dragonflies in British gardens. If you have built a pond, keep an eye out for females laying eggs on log piles by the pond”.


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Old Wednesday 16th September 2009, 13:47
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Thanks for clearing that misunderstanding up, 21 -six.

This is the one I saw, not a very clear pic, but I didn't want to disturb her, silly creature is laying her eggs in the cracks in the side of the pond.
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Had an unwelcome visitor to my pond the early hours of the morning.
It left well fed as all my fish, these that survived a long winter, are now gone.
The frogs as well!!.
Isn't mother nature a fine thing.
Will go into town soon and buy some feeder fish (not for whatever took the last lot)
Still the pond is teeming with tadpoles
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Old Tuesday 4th June 2013, 23:00
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