Here are a few odonate photos that I liked from today. Nothing unusual. No lifers. There's only a little over 320 dragonfly species (plus 138 species of damselfly) in all of North America, so I can't expect lifers without traveling around a lot. I really love watching them though. If I just look at the whole picture and not each individual dragonfly, the place is teeming with them. As best I can reckon, I lack seeing about 17 odonate species that are common to uncommon in the Big Bend area. After that, I'll have to travel if I want to get lifers. I probably don't want lifers that bad.
This first dragonfly photo from today is of a very common species, Blue Dasher. I have lots of them at CMO also.
Next one is a male ringtail, not sure yet if it's an Eastern or a White-belted.
Next is another very common species at Lajitas but not seen at CMO, Checkered Setwing.
This next one I took on my way home when I stopped by the Study Butte sewage treatment facility. This damselfly flew into my car (best shade around on a very hot day). When I got it shooed out it perched on the door frame. So pretty. It's a female Desert Forktail.
Hummingbird banding tomorrow.