Monday, October 13, 2014

Hummingbirds at rest

Sometimes it is easier to get a photo of a hummingbird while it is sitting around.

This one was trying to sneak around another hummingbird sitting atop the feeder.

On guard.

Not humming. Just watching.

Shaking off some raindrops.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Eyeballing a Red Saddlebags dragonfly

The Red Saddlebags Dragonfly has a standout color.  But I still see more Blue Dashers around my yard.
This one circled and circled before finally landing long enough for me to snap a pic.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Grass spider works its funnel web

That's a very impressive funnel you made, little spider.
 In the morning dew it was easy to spot a couple of funnel webs in the grass.

I snapped this pic with my iPhone, but if you look closely, you can see the grass spider patrolling near the funnel.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Little big-eyed skippers flash a bit of orange

Little orange skippers are tough for me to identify.

My guess: At least one of these is a Fiery Skipper. And could there be a Least Skipper in the mix?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Colorful grackles descend

Grackles found my feeder this week. I know they are common and often considered a nuisance, but they sure are pretty.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I think this hummingbird called me a 'poopy head'

The hummingbird landed on a branch near me.
It took a closer look at me.
Then it released its opinion of me.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dragonfly sexcapades

I was walking along a trail when I realized a dragonfly orgy was going on around me.

Dragonflies were buzzing and dipping toward the water around the edge of a pond. A closer look revealed several couples clinging to the grass.
I guess they know what they're doing.

Nooner at the pond.
Even after couples had paired off, another dragonfly would sometimes try to break it up.