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Sep 16, 2014 12:13 |  #1

Very distant shots of a Hobby hunting dragonflies. Hobbys are like scaled up swallows in-flight. The IQ is a rubbish but I hope you find the behaviour of interest.

#1 just missed, the dragon went one way and our hero the other

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#2 missed again, a back-flip didn't help

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#3 success, feed on the wing

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Sep 16, 2014 12:15 |  #2

Lester Wareham wrote in post #17158551 (external link)
... I hope you find the behaviour of interest.

Indeed. I've never seen this before. Well done.


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Sep 16, 2014 13:06 |  #3

Very nice Lester, shows off the flying skills very well.


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Sep 16, 2014 14:11 |  #4

Great set.


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Sep 16, 2014 16:09 |  #5

Lovely stuff Lester.




  
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Sep 16, 2014 16:21 |  #6

That it really cool!


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Sep 16, 2014 16:29 |  #7

Wow, some catch, Lester. And I mean for you. But obviously for him too as he had to work hard for it. I had no idea they ate dragonflies. Fascinating stuff.


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Sep 16, 2014 18:25 |  #8

Great shots


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Sep 17, 2014 03:15 |  #9

Well done Lester, it must of been really difficult.


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Sep 17, 2014 17:25 |  #10

cool bird- great insight into behavior


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Sep 18, 2014 03:08 |  #11

I see the odd one up here Lester, well done on catching one in flight, they dont lounge about.


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Sep 18, 2014 15:07 |  #12

Cool shots.


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Sep 18, 2014 21:29 |  #13

Seems like a lot of work for a little bug, but if you're hungry.....

Nice action sequence. Its great to document this stuff.



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Sep 22, 2014 12:07 |  #14

LV Moose wrote in post #17158559 (external link)
Indeed. I've never seen this before. Well done.

Joe52 wrote in post #17158722 (external link)
Very nice Lester, shows off the flying skills very well.

bigjohninva wrote in post #17158879 (external link)
Great set.

MJB-UK wrote in post #17159153 (external link)
Lovely stuff Lester.

richnmib wrote in post #17159182 (external link)
That it really cool!

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #17159215 (external link)
Wow, some catch, Lester. And I mean for you. But obviously for him too as he had to work hard for it. I had no idea they ate dragonflies. Fascinating stuff.

akhan wrote in post #17159473 (external link)
Great shots

Red Dexs wrote in post #17160348 (external link)
Well done Lester, it must of been really difficult.

CaptBob wrote in post #17161782 (external link)
cool bird- great insight into behavior

cannylad wrote in post #17162512 (external link)
I see the odd one up here Lester, well done on catching one in flight, they dont lounge about.

Peter2516 wrote in post #17163635 (external link)
Cool shots.

jhayesvw wrote in post #17164325 (external link)
Seems like a lot of work for a little bug, but if you're hungry.....

Nice action sequence. Its great to document this stuff.

Thanks all for the kind comments, as always very much appreciated.

My understanding is they tend to catch dragonflies in spring to feed to the new chicks.

When the chicks get bigger the adults move on to catching small birds and feed those to the little ones


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Sep 22, 2014 15:03 |  #15

That's a really cool sequence Lester. Can't help feeling he used more energy catching the dragon than he gained by eating it!


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