Dragonflies in Charlie's Pasture South on July 6, 2015

Here's a late report from July 6, 2015. I spent a long weekend in Port Aransas for the holiday. On Monday morning I birded and counted dragonflies on the new southern extension of the Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture. Here's a summary of effort:

Start time: 8:04 AM
Duration: 3:04 hours
Distance covered: 1.3 miles

And here's my dragonfly list:

      common_name      | count 
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 Band-winged Dragonlet |     2
 Common Green Darner   |     1
 Four-spotted Pennant  |     1
 Marl Pennant          |     6
 Needham's Skimmer     |     4
 Red Saddlebags        |     4
 Seaside Dragonlet     |   200

It was fun seeing a few Marl Pennants near the entrance to the tract to the east, and then so many Seaside Dragonlets when the trail got out over the dwarf-glasswort-dominated tidal flats.

Here's my eBird list and attached are a few iNaturalist observations.

Posted by mikaelb mikaelb, July 19, 2015 23:40

Observations

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Marl Pennant Macrodiplax balteata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 08:19 AM CDT

Description

Male.

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Marl Pennant Macrodiplax balteata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 08:23 AM CDT

Description

Female on Dwarf glasswort (Salicornia bigelovii).

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Dwarf Glasswort Salicornia bigelovii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 08:23 AM CDT

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American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 09:03 AM CDT

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Seaside Dragonlet Erythrodiplax berenice

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 09:49 AM CDT

Description

Female. This is one of about 200 I observed in this tidal flats habitat with Dwarf Glasswort (Salicornia bigelovii) being one of the dominant plants.

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Dwarf Glasswort Salicornia bigelovii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 10:04 AM CDT

Description

These are habitat shots of where I observed an estimated 200 Seaside Dragonlets. One of the primary plants was Dwarf glasswort (Salicornia bigelovii).

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Seaside Dragonlet Erythrodiplax berenice

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 10:14 AM CDT

Description

Female. This is one of about 200 I observed in this tidal flats habitat with Dwarf Glasswort (Salicornia bigelovii) being one of the dominant plants.

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Seaside Dragonlet Erythrodiplax berenice

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 10:14 AM CDT

Description

Male. This is one of about 200 I observed in this tidal flats habitat with Dwarf Glasswort (Salicornia bigelovii) being one of the dominant plants.

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Band-winged Dragonlet Erythrodiplax umbrata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 10:20 AM CDT

Description

Female

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Red Saddlebags Tramea onusta

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 10:34 AM CDT

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Marl Pennant Macrodiplax balteata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 10:46 AM CDT

Description

Male.

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What

Marl Pennant Macrodiplax balteata

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 11:02 AM CDT

Description

Male on Dwarf glasswort (Salicornia bigelovii).

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Dwarf Glasswort Salicornia bigelovii

Observer

mikaelb

Date

July 6, 2015 11:02 AM CDT

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Nice day for a dragonfly hunt! :)

Posted by sambiology about 5 years ago (Flag)

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