Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Still here?

Blurry photo of a Norfolk Hawker.
Note the clear wings and green eyes.
The elusive Norfolk Hawker Dragonfly has been seen 4 times in all. I even saw it on Friday myself after Ranger Kirsty Drew and Lucy our volunteer located it for me. Of course I dropped everything and ran over to the Hayling, expecting to dip-out entirely, but there it was.

We watched it for about ten minutes holding a territory over some lilly pads that lay between the large mat of water soldier and the shore. If you want to have a look yourself, the location is close to the kissing gate at the village end of the allotment path. There is a promontory used by anglers there. As you approach the water from the main path the lilies are at your feet.  Good luck, by the way!