On 7/16 and in temperatures of up to 35°C Sandra, and I took a 16km ride (32 in total) along unmarked Wentworth Lake Road, near Jordan Falls, Shelburne Co. We fell just short of Wentworth Lake, the heat not being enjoyed by the Grand Caravan, but we still saw a few odes including my first Crimson-ringed Whiteface in Nova Scotia. Typically it was with half a dozen on a small, peaty pool by the roadside. The light was rather against us so the shot is not great.
Our species list for the trip is low, a mid-morning ride would be better so I’ll give it another go at some point in the forthcoming weeks: Ebony Jewelwing; Variable and Powdered Dancer; Sphagnum Sprite; Eastern Forktail; Twelve-spotted Skimmer; Crimson-ringed Whiteface.
Next we had a look at the slightly cooler Quinn’s Road, at Clyde River. We concentrated at the parking lot at the end where there is access to the river. It was not too outstanding but this Dragonhunter posed nicely and there plenty of dancers dancing, including the Powdered.
At present I’m seeing lots of odes around and about but not getting a lens and net on any of them. The commonest around Cape Sable Island seems to be Wandering Glider. I suspect there are some Spot-winged Gliders amongst them and would dearly like to photograph and net one but boy can they move. Here is a Wandering Glider from a few years ago, just to give you an idea of what to look for.