Four little blue dots visible on the top of the thorax for id.
Must be something in the water. Mating dancers everywhere!
It truly was a breakthrough day for me and my Odes. Starting to note "different things" before me. This Sympetrum acted different from others I'd seen...because...it was.
First of three lifers here at Alpine Pond. Thank you, dpom
First one of this site. Sizable bird strike. Yellow-star Thistle main nectar source for all.
Another lifer this day. Many mating couples about Alpine Pond.
I didn't want to look too close as to what these guys were pulling apart in the mud below...
The latest-into-the-summer Frit 'round here. Flies into October.
Thrill-of-the-Day. When Donna called "Spreadwing" I thought, "No, I saw those with Ken-ichi the other day. They're tiny like Damsels."
Evidently they come in Darner size. Extraordinary creature. Tjose eyes!