I think this is probably C. cecrops, but would appreciate a second opinion.
Blue-ringed Dancer female.
Not 100% sure of ID--darners are challenging for me.
White around eye distinguishes from Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis); terrible photo, but I think this was my first sighting.
It was dusk (hence grainy grainy photo) and we were canoeing--saw muskrats at every turn!
Saw a number of other bluets, but figured the in copula pair were probably the most identifiable. And yet...I cannot figure out what they might be.
Very tall (well above head-height) grass growing in shallows of lake.
Either Northern Spreadwing (Lestes disjunctus) or Lyre-tipped Spreadwing (Lestes unguiculatus). Both are known from the area, but of course I didn't get a photo of the back of the head or the ovipositor.
Can anyone tell which one this is?
There were a large number (10+) of these raptors sitting in a field (!) in fairly close proximity, which I have never seen before, but I did not get a good look at most of them and am not very good with raptors.