June 7, 2014 — Racine County
Bong Recreational Area - shoreline of Wolf Lake between the boat launch and beach roads.
Also a small pond area off the main road just past the beach road.
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
20+ black saddlebags flying including 4 or 5 pair flying in tandem. Observed one female egglaying. Forgot our net and I couldn't get a focus on them in flight. No question in our mind on what they were.
Saw one pennant in the small pond area. Beautiful dragonfly and first pennant of the season.
Numerous Dot-tailed Whiteface at both areas, pond and lake shoreline. Adult male and teneral.
Red Saddlebags (Tramea onusta)
Approximately half a dozen red saddlebags flying at the lake shoreline.
Observed half a dozen or so adults flying and photographed at least as many juveniles in the grass. Watched two leave the longer grasses for an adjoining mown area and saw them get picked up by the nesting barn swallows very quickly.
One teneral widow skimmer, didn't see any others.
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Maybe half a dozen Green Darners flying in the shoreline area. Mainly adult males.