Saturday, August 18, 2018

Slaty Skimmer

10 August 2018 found Erika and me meeting our son, David, in Denton County, Texas, at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). I have no idea why it took David 40 years or so to become passionately interested in birds and dragonflies, but, hey, better late than never! We had a blast searching this wildlife preserve alongside the Lewisville Lake Dam.

David pointed out Slaty Skimmers which were new to us, although abundant in many parts of the Southeast, Well, not quite new, since Erika and I found the female Slaty Skimmer in eastern-most Oklahoma the day before. At LLELA, Salty Skimmers were everywhere. Most were males and all perched low in the trailside vegetation. Their dark faces and brown eyes separate them from similar species.

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