Saturday, June 9, 2007

Dragonflys

It's summer. BirdCouple is still birding like crazy. But our thoughts also turn to hiking the Appalachian Trail, kayaking, eating Maryland Blue Crabs, and looking at other life that has emerged during the spring ... such as dragonflys.

These photos were taken at Governers' Bridge Road natural area in Prince George's County, Maryland, on June 9.

Being birders, primarily, we need to do some research on what species these are, and get back to you.... ID help welcome!


Spangled Skimmer or Eastern Pondhawk?:






This is a Window Skimmer....


The obligatory art shot....









4 comments:

All Blog Spots said...

nice blog

John said...

SouthernSpreadwing is pretty good for identifying dragonflies and damselflies.

Eastern Pondhawk male
not sure - maybe female Common Whitetail
Eastern Pondhawk female
Widow Skimmer

Warren & Lisa Strobel said...

John - Thanks. I was looking through the Stokes dragonfly guide we have at home, and thought the first picture looked like a Spangled Skimmer. But Lisa and I have only done a little dragon-flying...

John said...

You might be right.