Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Black Saddlebags


Black Saddlebags are most often seen flying high overhead. This summer I have found two perched. The first was at Carleton College’s Lyman Lakes. The second was along the Cannon Valley Trail. The latter forayed out and repeatedly returned to a solitary, high twig. I was ready on one of its returns. Note that it has its legs down, but has not quite landed. Paulson writes that Black Saddlebags are highly migratory. They appear in the north in summer, and their young return south in the fall.

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