Unlike most of the dragonflies I have photographed this season this one was up at shoulder level for an easy view. And he was on a steady perch, not swaying around on a spindly twig.
Correction: I had identified this as a Blue Dasher Dragonfly. See fellow blogger Mike Powell’s comment below about the ID as a Eastern Pondhawk and its ground behavior. Thanks Mike!
I am seeing dragonflies in all sorts of colors on our treks and even in our back yard. This one was on a berm near a small pond.
It surprised me he was more interested in the dry leaves and pine needles than in hanging out over the water.