Today was another warm and sunny day and once more the dragonflies were patrolling the shallow area of the lake immediately behind the house. I'd noticed some rather red dragonflies over the last week or so and this time I managed to catch one that landed on the edge of the decking.
Investigation on the usual web sites later left me unsure about which type it was. The candidates were the Common or Ruddy Darter. I posted the image on the iSpot
web site and got a detailed response back confirming that it was the Common Darter.
I hung around taking a few more photographs, this time of a Dragonfly that, as it flew by, sometimes appeared to be green and other times blue. Back in the house this evening and looking at the various web sites that help me out, I concluded that what I had been taking pictures of were Southern Hawkers.