Anyone following my adventures in dragonfly world will know that of late, I have a particular passion for the Norfolk Hawkers that are at Westbere Lakes. I feel very privileged to have this species close to home and the fact that it is also very rare still in this country, is an added bonus. I have spent many sessions watching, learning and photographing this species and continually trying for photographic excellence which seems to be moving in the right direction. The good news is that they seem to be having a very good year with c25 Norfolk Hawker seen in recent days but no doubt, others are also going unnoticed. They also seem to be spreading slowly in the area and hopefully this trend will continue. With a good number of photos already taken this year, I like a challenge and so have been trying to get a few flight shots of them as they briefly pause in flight. This has proven to be very frustrating but at the same time, very rewarding. I still don't think I have a shot quite as good as last year but I am at least I think, moving forward well with the challenge. With a good number around, I have also been able to find a few to photograph from different angles and this has produced some of my better shots of this species. I shall be back hopefully at the weekend where no doubt, I will continue my pursuit of this cracking looking species and obtain a photo or two!
Norfolk Hawker (male)