A few days ago the first dragonfly emerged from the wildlife pond I built last October - I cant work out if this is a southern hawker or an emperor dragonfly?
You need to post a bigger picture, evs32...positive ID from the posted shot will be difficult.
Thanks Sheps, i was having trouble trying to reduce the file size, i'm hoping this will work now:
I think its a Common Hawker dragonfly.
Might be a female Common Hawker.
This one flew into our house today, probably chasing one of the million flies that appear any time we open a window. I think it is a Golden-Ringed dragonfly - can anyone confirm?
Yes, it is definitely a Golden-Ringed Dragonfly - what a great picture!
We get thise with beautiful iridescent blue bodies... Not seen any this year, we have a carp lake up the road...
steephill, it'a a Golden-Ringed Dragonfly for sure.
evs32's dragonfly above is a Southern Hawker, not a Common Hawker.
What a stunning pic steephill
I remember being in Glen Etive many years ago, and while crossing a boggy bit of the lower slopes of the hill I was doing, a huge cloud of them flew up. It was a beautiful experience
Sadly, no photos
Any ideas as to identification.?