Yesterday due to the lovely autumn sunshine I thought I would survey the dragonflies at Toad holes Beck. As I was walking opposite the middle pond I noticed a blueish dragonfly. I first thought Oh! an Emperor but it looked a bit small for that species. Anyway it got away from me and I went to the fisherman’s pond. And found another 2 of these dragonflies along with 2 Brown Hawker dragonflies feeding over the pond.
I took a record shot of the dragonfly and realised they were in fact Migrant Hawker dragonflies. I returned to the middle pond and got a better view of the dragonflies I had missed and found a further 2 Migrant dragonflies. Normally I get around one record a year of this species so to have 4 is very good