Saw another red dragonfly the other day. The way it was flying was different from other red dragonflies I had seen. That was how I noticed it.
Anyway, it kept flying tirelessly up and down guarding over its territory and seldom stopped to perch. When it did, it was only for a short moment before it took off again. I barely had any time to take any photos but noted a few features though it was not enough for me to id it.
This red dragonfly is rather large, has a dark coloured thorax and the tip of its abdomen was much darker too.
I waited there, all ready to take a shot when it did perch again but before any of that could happen, a bee-eater swooped down at the buzzing dragonfly and that was it!
Now I'll have to see if I can find it again.....
Anyway, here's the Chestnut-headed Bee-eater that ate the red dragonfly!