Southern hawker (Aeshna cyanea), Ludford

Southern hawker (Aeshna cyanea), Ludford

Southern hawker (Aeshna cyanea) dragonfly at rest on one of the trees by the Breadwalk at Ludford. This species seems to be more likely to be found away from the immediate vicinity of water than other types of dragonfly, and more likely to tolerate someone standing near to where they are resting.