Another dragonfly that enjoys shallow acidic water pools on the heathland bog at Thursley Common is the small Black Darter (Sympetrum danae). Mature males are the only resident black darter to occur in Britain with its distinctive yellow markings an waisted abdomen. [In North America it is called the Black Meadowhawk].
Immature males and females can be distinguished from other similar looking darters by their smaller size, entirely black legs and the black triangle visible on the top of the thorax.
All images taken with the 70-300mm lens, handheld. Linking to NF Winged.