Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Brown Hawker Dragonfly

The Brown Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna grandis)

There is no mistaking this monster with a length of 73mm. 
I was very fortunate to find this female basking in the sun in a woodland ride. 
I say fortunate as its normally hawking the woodland and never seems to stop flying.
On mainland British Isles it is a common species although absent from the South West of England and also Scotland.








12 comments:

  1. Doesn't seem to have the blue spots on the abdomen the male has, wings are less bronzey too. Wonderful pictures.

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  2. Oh Roy wat hebt je de bruine glazenmaker er heel mooi op staan hij steekt zo ook mooi af op zijn omgeving.

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    1. Haar poseerde heel goed voor mij Bas.

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  3. Hey Roy...Great photo's, with wonderful clarity!! Love the golden color!
    Thanks for sharing your good fortune!!

    Grace

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  4. What a beauty! Dragonflies are gorgeous.

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  5. Just catching up on all your posts, some lovely photos. Realy like the Tractor photos, all mum's family are farmers, so reminds me of my childhood.
    Super photo of the Dragonfly, have been to the park twice today hoping I would catch one of the Dragonflies, they never stopped flying round :( Not sure yet what they are...

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    1. Thanks Amanda. Dragonflies are never very helpful to us nature watchers.{:))

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  6. I see more dragonflies in flight than I ever do perched so I know how you (and Amanda!) feel. This is a beauty and they are lovely photos.

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