With some nice warm sunshine over the weekend, I found myself once again being drawn to Grove Ferry to watch and photograph the Norfolk Hawkers. The season for them soon passes and I've waited quite a while for them to emerge so I'm making the most of them while I can. After finding a few of them patrolling up and down the ditches, I set about a finding a few individuals to try and capture in flight and perching. Its always a challenge to try to capture these superb ariel hunters in flight but with a bit of patience and lots of practice, I occasionally get a number of shots which show off this species well. I still feel there is more to come and I just need that individual that will show off well and give me a few extra seconds to rattle off some more shots. I suppose that's what makes me keep going back for more. If I found it easy and always got 'that' shot, it wouldn't be a challenge. Hopefully their numbers will continue to rise in the next week and I will once again, be transfixed by those green eyes.
Norfolk Hawker (Aeshna isosceles) - male