Date: 7/15/20 2:18 am
From: Frank Mantlik via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Hammonasset dragonfly migration
Alex,
In Cape May, NJ, Tom Johnson also noted a large number of migrating dragonflies, mostly Swamp Darners. See his ebird list.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S71484223

Frank Mantlik
Stratford

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> On Jul 14, 2020, at 10:25 PM, Alexander Lin-Moore via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> ´╗┐mid-afternoon at Hammonasset, there were many thousands of dragonflies
> migrating west along the coast. I think the majority of the swarm was made
> up of green darners, banded pennants and black saddlebags, but I'm pretty
> clueless when it comes to odonates so there almost certainly were
> more/other species. On the bird front, very few terns at Hammo today (at
> least passing by the beach) and no scarce/unusual species, and no
> shorebirds in the puddles in the west beach or nature center parking lots -
> a departing flock of Short-billed Dowitchers were the only (avian) migrants
> in sight.
>
> Alex
> New Haven
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