tisdag 8 september 2009

Migrant Hawker

8:th of September 2009
Lately I´ve been intrigued by Blue Aeshnids dashing about without being approach- or catchable. Today I get some close views when I´m mistnetting and ringing birds at Lake Fläcksjön. One gets stuck in a net together with 2 Brown Hawkers. Apparently it is a Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta). Ten years ago that would have been a remarkable find here, but this species has spread northwards and is now widespread in late summer/ autumn.

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