One of my aims this summer was to see and if possible photograph a Norfolk
Hawker in Kent. I missed the ones at Westbere last July when I was away on holiday. However I read in Mark Heath’s blog today that one had been seen at the
car park at East Blean Woods yesterday late afternoon. So about 3pm I headed off
with no great expectations. Chris Tedder was there already but had not seen very much. I had a quick look round, saw nothing, and returned to the car
park where a couple of Hornets showed well but didn’t settle for a picture. A
few minutes later a large Dragonfly arrived which turned out to be be the
Norfolk Hawker. I was even more surprised when it settled right in front of me! A Hairy Dragonfly also showed up and obviously liked the same perch.