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Brown Hawkers flying high…

By June 19, 2017Blog

Great dragonfly weather has encouraged a boost in winged activity at Whixall Moss this weekend with Stephen Barlow seeing White-faced Darters, Four-spotted Chasers, Azure , Blue-tailed and Large Red Damselflies and the first 2017 Shropshire records of Brown Hawker. Stephen also thinks he caught a glimpse of the first Common Darters but as yet unconfirmed…  Stephen’s photos clearly show two identification features of the Brown Hawker visible in flight;the brown wings and the 2 yellow stripes on the side of the thorax.

Andy Beech was also enjoying Brown Hawker on the wing at Aston Locks Reserve, along with Emperor Dragonflies and over 20 Four-spotted Chasers – a few of which obligingly took a brief rest as seen here on the left.