A small (63mm) hawker
preferring well-vegetated water bodies.
Males are frequently seen patrolling together with
little aggression, preferring to concentrate their
patrols around the reeded sections of a pond or
lake. Probably the easiest of all the hawkers to
photograph in-flight as they follow a predictive
path and hover frequently.
into the stems of reeds and bulrushes and are
frequently disturbed by males. Coupling usually
takes place perched within close proximity,
although if disturbed they will move a short
distance still joined to a safer haven
Males and females can frequently be seen hawking
together in great numbers in woodland clearings
and water meadows during late afternoon and early
evening if the temperature remains sufficient. To
watch up to 50 Migrants feeding over a small area
is one of the best dragonfly sights.