|A very common medium-sized (34-36mm) dragonfly which is usually found in
ponds and other still, or even brackish waters.
defend their territories from a preferred perch, rising
swiftly to engage with rivals or other dragonflies. One of our
easiest dragonflies to observe, offering several engaging and
sometimes comical behaviour.
Females are also seen
across ponds, usually dipping repeatedly into submerged debris
over a wide area.
in swarms on heaths, commons and in woodland, on fence posts,
gates and anywhere they please.