Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Dragonfly on the allotment fence


Passing by the side of the Headingley Station allotments at lunchtime , my attention was drawn to a cluster of tiny raspberries peeping through the fence. Reaching for a berry, I was surprised to see a dragonfly perched on the foliage. On closer inspection I think its a Brown Hawker, looking a little lop-sided. There's a small stream that runs the length of the fence on the allotment side, I've seen damselflies here before but never a dragonfly, they can be seen in numbers in certain spots along the canal.

Not having a camera on me I had to resort to a pic on my phone, so apologies for the awful quality.

3 comments:

  1. Great sighting so close to home

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  2. Funny, isn't it, how we find really unusual things in unexpected places. Now if it had been me, my camera would have been at home!

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  3. Nice Find Linda.

    I have often seen this one alongside waterways and even today on damp heathland but never located one taking a rest. Well done.

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