Saturday, 2 November 2013

Migrant Hawker - Riding out the Storm

A female Migrant Hawker Dragonfly.
The Migrant is the only Hawker that you are likely to find still flying in November, so true to form this one turned up and obligingly pitched on a bush in front of me.

I am amazed they are still around after the weather we have had recently.


26 comments:

  1. ja het is ongelofelijk het is toch al November .

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  2. I often wonder where they hide during our bad weather, only to reappear at the hint of sunshine.
    Lovely shot Roy.

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  3. Nice find Roy. It always amazes me how wildlife manages to survive in the harshest of conditions and then pops up as good as new the next day...[;o)

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  4. and it's a perfect photo of too Roy; have a good weekend

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  5. HI Roy Great shot and yes it is amazing how they seem to be able to weather the bad conditions and then appear when the sun shines.

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  6. Hey Roy...Great chance shot, and a beauty!!
    I like the way the wings are reflecting on the leaves!!

    Grace

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  7. Roy, he is a beauty! I heard about the strong storms hitting England and wondered how you fared!

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    1. Thanks Kathie. Not to bad really it was more to the South of us.

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  8. We had an unusually warm day today and I saw a large dragon fly by, but I couldn't ID it.

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    1. This one was very co-operative Steve, pitched on cue in front of me.{:))

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  9. Still warmth in the Sun but temps here are forecast to stay in single figures for the next week so I don't think I will be seeing many dragons.
    You captured that one beautifully framed by the leaf.

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    1. Thanks John. Yes its certainly changing now.

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  10. How nice of it to pose for you! Looks like summer still. Getting cold fast here but the leaves are turning gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Mary, its changing now unfortunately.

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  11. Ho geeezz!
    I would have had a ball to see this female land in front of me at this time of year!
    They might still be around but I don't see them anymore.
    And with all this rain, I wonder if we will even see darters left...
    Usually 2 are still seen until december: S; meridionale and S. striolatum!
    Lovely pic, Roy!

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  12. Thanks Noushka, Not much chance of seeing anything in December here.

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  13. I think I already commented here, but my reaction is gone!
    I find this wonderful horse biter and you have these pictures taken also very beautiful.
    my compliments

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