Fast-flying butterfly

Fast-flying butterfly

Observation - Fast-flying butterfly - UK and Ireland. Description: This butterfly was flying when the sun came out and going faster than any butterfly I had ever seen

This butterfly was flying when the sun came out and going faster than any butterfly I had ever seen before - reminiscent of a hawker dragonfly.
It briefly stopped on a bramble flower before finally (30 minutes later) settling on a leaf within range of the camera.