Southern Hawker (Aeshna Cyanea)

One of britains largest Dragonflies,often seen on the wing well into October

A real beauty of a Dragonfly,when these start to emerge they can be found anywhere on the reserve,either on the wing,resting or ovipositing,They actually cant be missed if a keen eye is kept open such is their size.And with care they can be approached when resting.When resting they tend to cling to anything suitable and let the abdomen hang beneath them

2013 has turned out to be a good year for these

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ovipositing female

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