Monday, 4 July 2016

Plenty of Southern Hawkers.

A recent walk in my local forest produced several Southern Hawkers on the lookout for a meal.Despite the dull and rainy weather I came across a good number of these hunting along the forest tracks.The immature male pictured below had just caught its prey and found a dark corner to devour it.
Following the emergence of  a Southern from my garden pond almost a fortnight ago more immatures have been seen flying around the borders.The second hawker pictured is an immature female that landed low down behind the pear tree around 4pm and roosted overnight.She went on her way just before 10am the following morning.