Dragonflies, Craigellachie, Aviemore
With all the snow on the hills, and autumn in full swing, I thought I’d celebrate these amazing dragonflies from the late summer. First, above, a male Common Darter, which despite its name is relatively uncommon in the Cairngorms National Park area.
A male Common Hawker – these are big boys, up to 85mm long, and very fast and active. I was very lucky this one stopped for a moment on a birch trunk, as they were incredibly active in the early autumn sun. These are the last in the dragonfly ‘season’, lasting into late September or even early October.
A female Common Darter decided to inspect my camera bag.
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– Mike Dooley, ‘Infinite Possibilities’