A dragonfly who settled on a decaying log next to my pond and spent a long time scraping at the log with her back end. What was she doing ?
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Hawkers often lay eggs directly into water but I don't think its unusual for them to lay into vegetation in order to avoid predation.
Or ovipositing, as the posh term goes.
In my experience, Southern Hawker females are particularly keen on ovipositing on old wood. I've even seen one doing it on the old timbers of a bridge disappearing into the water.
Nice image with stunning colours
Chris Brooks - www.dragonfly-images.co.uk
My Flickr site - www.flickr.com/photos/ceb1298
All becomes clear - Chris Brooks with the excellent dragonfly-images Web site. I have a link to your site from my site, ever since I got hooked on Odos three years ago.
Nice to see you on iSpot and e-meet you, Chris. :D
I thought it was you John but I wasn't sure, thanks for the comments and welcome.
Thanks for your comment - taken with a Canon 50D and 300mm lens. I was lucky that she was distracted with her oviposting and hung around for a while !
Vic de Smidt
thanks for all your replies - now I've discovered iSpot I'll be posting some more !
Thanks for the Twitter link, I've just realised the connection :)
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