Yesterday (April 2nd) when I was out walking with Sarah, I would have sworn I saw a dragonfly above Big Pond: just caught it out of the corner of my eye. I wasn’t 100% sure, however, so I suppressed my excitement.
Today, there was no mistaking it: three common green darners flying over one of the smaller ponds in the late afternoon sun – two males and one female. One of the males and the female were flying in tandem as she deposited eggs in the pond. The bachelor and the tandem pair got into a minor scuffle when the bachelor got too close. Mostly they kept their distance from one another. They’re not “supposed” to be out until later this month. But we’ve had so many warm days, I am not surprised to see them. Of course, now They are predicting snow for tomorrow… Gotta love spring in Western New York.
You might also want to check out Jeremy Martin’s Odonata Group on Flickr: