I kept hoping we might see a dragonfly at Burgh Castle, but thought the windy conditions would probably keep them grounded. We finally caught sight of one, flying above the path by the car park. The boards mentioned the Norfolk Hawker Dragonfly, but the insect above did not match the description.
It is my belief that it is in fact a male Black-tailed Skimmer. You can see the female in the photo below: we saw this one at Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire a couple of weeks ago. The two are completely different!
I have just learned that these Skimmers have clear wings, unlike Chasers.
|This female was at Wicken Fen.|
|The wonderful Roman wall and bastion at Burgh Castle, with brick tile courses between the flint.|
|Lots of wayside poppies ...|
You can see the butterflies we saw at Burgh Castle in this post ... here.