"Actually, this is a female Common Whitetail (Plathemis Lydia). The pattern on the side of the abdomen of Twelve-spotted Skimmer consists of a series of yellow rectangles on each abdominal segment which nearly touch one another so it looks more like…"
"Yes, this certainly looks like Lilypad Clubtail to me as well. The pattern on the thorax and abdomen as well as the colour and shape of the appendages looks spot on to me.
Nice find Jim, pretty sure this is not one of the previously known sites for…"
"Interesting blog posting, I'll have to go read that in more detail in the next few days. Odd that it mentions "S1" in the blog post as the spot in question is clearly on S2 (segment 2).
Also, just to clarify, it isn't the hairs…"
"Thanks Denis, unfortunately, I did not keep the specimen because I didn't have any envelopes with me (though just now realizing I actually could have made an "envelope" out of paper that would have worked to get it home) and I…"
"Did find what I think is a pretty good description of the differences between CD and GS darners here. It does mention the spot on 'S1' where CG is split it notched like this one. It also mentions and shows an image of the hairs on the…"
"From appearance (thick flag, frosty look), I think this is a Green-striped all the way. Another feature is the fine bumps near the tip of the cerci of the male which one can "feel", but are also visible under magnification. Did you hang on…"
While out driving on the Seven Mile Lake Road in Charlotte County trying to find Mottled Darners, I stopped at a small wet ditch where I spotted a Darner patrolling the ditch.I managed to catch it pretty quickly and was really hoping it would be another Mottled Darner so that I could get some in hand photos but when I pulled it out of the net, I saw what looked initially like a Canada Darner; however, it was greener than I typically see in male Canada Darners and the flag on the front thoracic…See More
"Actually, that drive out there may have paid off more than I thought since I might have also photographed a Green-striped Darner (Aeshna verticalis). This is a species I've struggled with for years because I've just never caught anything…"
"Thanks Gail, I was thrilled (and quite surprised) to actually find one. I was there in early afternoon and there weren't any darner swarms at the time, just the odd darner flying up and down the road from time to time which made it even more…"
"Another great report and great photos as well, the two of you have certainly been bit by the Ode bug big time.
Jim, sorry to hear you missed out on the Black Meadowhawk but you might be able to see some in the near future much closer to home. I was…"
"Thanks Gail, yes it was nice to finally get to see these beauties, now if I could just get close enough to a male to get a good photo, that would be great.
I would certainly love to get out to a few of those Charlotte County hot spots with you and…"
"Congratulations indeed on finding another one of these and another big Thank You to you and Gail for providing me with yet another lifer for this year (my 4th thanks to you guys).
Since I had planned to go to the Lorneville area today to do some…"
"Return the favour ha! :) I've been using your website to learn about these creatures for 5 years. The images Denis and yourself have there plus the list of odes, flight times, counties, thorax patterns etc ... its just such a treasure for me…"
"Congratulations Gilles......such exileration to find these beauties is it not!. Next time your coming down to the Charlotte Co area gives us a call or drop us a line, and we would love to meet with you and hit some hot spots in our neck of the…"
I am contacting you in regards to the Golden Eagle sightings in November at the Tantramar Marsh. As part of the Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group and a fieldwork subcontractor for MDIFW, I would be interested to learn more about the GOEA sightings both recent and historic in N.B. I have recently joined Birding New Brunswick to follow sightings over the border. I notice that you post the New Brunswick Winter Bird List, it seemed likely that you might be familiar with the GOEA trends in N.B. I am also contacting Jim Wilson, whose name was passed along to me by Todd Watts, I spent a day at Greenlaw Mt with him last fall. I plan to take a drive up to Tantramar Marsh this winter to view the area, with or without a Golden Eagle! It sounds as though there are consistent records of sightings in the area over the years. If you have a chance, I would be interested in any information that you could convey. Best, Jill Glover Great Pond, Maine
Bonjour Gilles! Thanks for joining both the butterfly and dragonfly groups. This winter will involve a lot of organizing and so on, but I expect some people will share images form this summer, some of which will be useful to the CDC as data, some of which will need some ID. If you have any links, images, questions or otherwise to share, I will be happy to post them on the main page for this group along with everyone else's. Cheers!