Saturday, September 10, 2005

Common Green Darner

Lemoine Point, Kingston, Ontario

There are lots of Darners this time of year. They fly in large swarms but are too high up to net and examine. Towards the end of the day they come down and perch for the night. This Common Green is perched in a tree. If you walk slowly along the edge of the field, up close to trees and shrubs, you will spook them out. With some practice they can then be netted. Once you get used to where they are perched you will begin to see them before they spook. They can then be photographed. This particular Darner was netted, held in the grass for a minute or two to cool down and then perched so I could get the picture.

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