This morning I decided to head out to Marl Bed Flats to see what birds and bugs I might find. I was pleased to see that the flats aren’t nearly as dry as they were the last time I visited.
There was standing water near the slough, and that was encouraging to me. I didn’t see a lot of birds, but there were bugs everywhere. I saw several species of dragonflies and damselflies. The biggest treat was seeing two mating Rambur’s Forktails.
They didn’t mind me getting close with my camera, so I got my first decent photos of a mated pair.
Little Blue Dragonlet
I only photographed three butterflies: Little Yellow, Southern Skipperling, and Common/White Checkered Skipper.
It was also fun to find a different species of bee fly (I think Poecilanthrax lucifer) and a new species of assassin bug (I think Acanthocephala terminalis).