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With a burst of incredibly hot still weather I’ve been checking a few sites and the hawker most frequently encountered seems to be Migrant Hawker. Geoff Hall has been recording at Wildmoor Pool on the Long Mynd and spotted this male Migrant Hawker which at a glance may well be the first record of this species at this upland location. Migrant Hawker is smaller than Southern Hawker and far more ‘manageable’ than Common Hawker. I frequently get lovely views of Migrant in the binoculars either settled on vegetation or hovering in flight, but I rarely get near a Common Hawker described in the guide books as ‘relentlessly on the wing!’