Posts Tagged ‘damselfly’

Tiny Raptor Struggles to Stay Warm During Typical Francisco San Summer – Standing on One Leg in the Western Addition

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

This critter is probably too small to eat a mouse, but insects are good I’m sure.

Anyway, standing on just one leg helps it stay warm on a blustery evening:

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Sometimes You’re the Raptor, Sometimes You’re the Dragonfly: Snacking on the Wing Above Twin Peaks

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Start with the wings first, you know, as an appetizer.

Above Christmas Tree Road on a windy day:

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Does This Show the World’s Smallest Raptor or the World’s Biggest Dragonfly?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

This has got to be the tiniest raptor I’ve ever seen in San Francisco.

Or maybe the damselfly in its talons was just really, really big?

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Maybe it’s both.

On the wing avec another victim a little later with the fog coming in:

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Dragonflies – it’s what’s for dinner.

The Frisky Damselflies of Golden Gate Park

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Try to avert your gaze from these two damselflies, a mixed couple, making more damselflies (don’t ask how) in Golden Gate Park. (You won’t see this kind of thing in Dolores Park in the Mission Mission, that’s for sure.)

Look for these dragonfly-ish critters in the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum near the Dwarf Garden the next time you get the chance.

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It’s free to enter this 56 acre park-within-a-park these days, but for how long?