Blue-Eyed Darner

Maplewood Flats Bird Sanctuary is rife with dragonflies flying hither and thither. Near the beach there is a lovely fella who patrols his patch. I reckon I sit in his territory because quite often he will hover quite close giving me the once over before doing his loop circuit. Since I am sitting quietly, barely moving while I sketch, I am allowed to stay. I thought that dragonflies patrolled areas around fresh water such as lakes, ponds and streams, but here, this fellow patrols a salt-water beach.