The common hawker is a large hawker dragonfly which is on the wing from the end of June through to October. It is a species found mainly in the uplands of the north and west, particularly moorland pools and lakes as well as garden ponds. Hawkers are the largest and fastest flying dragonflies; they catch their insect-prey mid-air and can hover or fly backwards.
How to identify?
Rowan can be recognised by its Ash-like leaves (15 leaflets arranged in pairs) with toothed edges, and the masses of red berries during the autumn and winter.