Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Four Spotted Chaser.

During another visit to Thursley Common yesterday under another sunny sky but still with a stiff breeze blowing I only noted one Hobby hawking insects but at ground level there were masses of Four Spotted Chasers everywhere. The majority were constantly on the wing darting hither and thither but with a bit of searching I located one individual that had decided to take a rest.

Eventually it moved from the gorse onto a heather providing a much better view of all its distinctive features.


I also noted there were plenty of Broad-bodied Chasers around but couldn't find one at rest ... maybe on my next visit.  FAB.

18 comments:

  1. really attractive 'chaser' Frank. Hadn't heard of these before so I guess thinking it a 'dragonfly' isn't quite right ... Great photos

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    1. Carole M. It is definitely a Dragonfly.

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  2. Masses of 4 spot chasers! I'm happy just top get the odd individual here :-) Do ok for BB Chaser though ;-)

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    1. Warren .. Over 20 species of Odonata breed at Thursley so not difficult to see good numbers of certain species.

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  3. Great shots of this beauty of a dragon Frank.

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  4. these are so awesome! really wonderful detail!

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  5. Great shots Frank, It's nice to see that the Damsels and Dragons have started to 'show' at last...[;o)

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    1. Cheers Trevor. Couldn't match the variety that you managed to capture.

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  6. Such beautiful close ups of this 4-spotted chaser! I love seeing the intricate details of their wings.

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    1. Thanks Shelley. It's so good to hear from you.

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  7. That is one wonderful bug. Good luck with the Broad-bodied Chaser.

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    1. Thanks Steve. More sunshine and less wind will help the quest.

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  8. What fabulous photos! They look like they are made from gold and silver. Wouldn't a brooch look wonderful - but I expect far too intricate to create.

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    1. Ann. When they catch the light the wings shimmer. A broach would be an excellent idea.

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