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We had this visit our wildlife pond today. It was dipping up and down into the water and then landed long enough to get the attached photo. Any ideas? 

It was big! 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,997
    edited June 2019
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    edited June 2019
    Try Broad bodied female Chaser.
    Not terribly up on Dragonfly and friends.
    But think it is.

    Edit oops a step behind Bob as usual :o:D
  • B3B3 Posts: 12,607
    I've seen a few of the two-legged variety.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Ooh yes! I have just looked it up; apparently they are usually first to colonise a new pond which ours is. We only got the water filled up a few months ago. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,504
    Or there’s gin and ginger ale with a wedge of lime = A Dragonfly 😋 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    edited June 2019
    Really pleased for you, the males look very handsome, did you see?
    Nice grey bloom with little yellow markings.
    Good luck with your new pond, although I don't think you need it, think you have approval from the wildlife already  :)

    @B3 :D behave!
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