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Common Green Darner (Anax junius) by Twan Leenders

Posted on Apr 14, 2014

I was fully counting on seeing several new birds I had not come across yet in Western New York this year during yesterday’s Buffalo Ornithological Society spring bird count (and I did – what a great day to be outside it was!) However, I was very surprised to see no fewer than six Common Green Darners (Anax junius). These guys are migratory dragonflies and are usually among the first species to show, arriving on the same weather systems that bring avian migrants. The 2014 dragonfly and damselfly crop will start to emerge from their aquatic habitats in a few weeks. Can’t wait!

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)