Checking each other out...
I noticed this swarm in a parking lot, attached to a bottle brush plant
Eveywhere being real noisy !
Thousands of them all breeding
A few of these cruising next to the confluence of creeks at this beautiful spot. One repeatedly landed on my head. Try as I might to take a 'selfie' of this phenomenon(somewhat hampered by my dog), I was not able to do better than the one shot of an insect on it's approach.
Below the charming groves of stunted cypress on the northwest slope of Hood there are stands of more vigorous specimens.