Migrant hawkers scramble competition

I’m used to watching migrant hawkers foraging over gardens, leafy streets and sheltered woodland rides, some times in groups. They mature slowly and gather energy away from water During this past week I’ve watched them in their breeding sites in lakes and drains, where mating and egg-laying takes place.

A mature male rests briefly between bouts of searching (Pickering Park, 27th August)

Males at the breeding site
At one of my local parks (Pickering Park) last week, dozens of Migrant Hawkers…

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