Whilst I was out yesterday for a couple of hours, there were a good showing of Migrant Hawkers around, some perched up, some flying up high and other patrolling up and down their territories. I do find this species quite approachable and with a bit of field craft, you can often get lovely views and plenty of photo opportunities. The trick I find is to try to find a few individuals that don't not have cluttered backgrounds which can take the eye away from the subject. Having said that, I couldn't find any like this but did find a few perched males and females which allowed me to fire off a few shots and capture the fine colours and details of this species. Fingers crossed, if we get some nice autumnal sunshine in the next few weeks, I can have another go with them and maybe find a showy flying individual to get a few shots of. Probably not out again till next weekend so hopefully the sun will shine next Saturday as I have most of the day to be out.
Migrant Hawker (male)
Migrant Hawker (female)