Since my favorite dragonfly hunting area is currently difficult to get to, I have been exploring other areas which in the past were fairly productive.
One of those spots is Fireman’s Pond in Redmond, Oregon. Several years ago, one corner of the pond was alive with dozens of dragonflies and damselflies. However, I had been there a couple of weeks earlier and the pickin’ were slim.
But not on my last visit.
I first thought the above critter was a Blue-eyed Darner. However, I wanted verification, so I sent the image to my ‘expert.’ He identified the dragonfly as a Paddle-tailed Darner.
What makes it a special image, is it is the first I have seen of this species. Scratch another off the life list.
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