Part of the reason I got out so little in August was that a lot of my days off were concentrated in a week where we drove out to Virginia to visit Ginger's brother and family and then mine and family on the way back. Each time we go there I try for Seaside Sparrow. I found a Cottonmouth at Back Bay NWR, but no sparrows. There were dragonflies though.
This is Needham's Skimmer. It felt very similar to Golden-winged Skimmer in terms of shape and wing coloration.
This is Four-spotted Pennant ...
The other lifer Ode for me on the trip was Bar-winged Skimmer, which was actually pretty common in Brent's backyard. It's very similar to Slaty Skimmer, though a touch larger and just as hard to catch. This is male and female.
Here's Hazel and cousin Ellie (who netted a few Amberwings)