Carl’s new Dragonfly Walk along the river wall has been very popular. A few weeks ago I spotted a splendid female Southern Hawker, kind of hawking up and down the footpath. This baby has big ‘headlight’ patches behind her eyes that make her instantly recognisable. If you’re a dragonfly expert like me that is.
Last month a Hobby called in and feasted on a few of the dragonflies before moving on southward. Way to go Hobby! Hobbies are birds of prey at the top of the food chain – just like pikes. They’re very sleek & agile birds that breed here in summer but move to South Africa to winter following the swallows upon which they also feed. Yum.