Sunday, July 8, 2012
I've been home on Independence Day vacation for most of the past five days. They've been good days. I took a few photos of some wildlife I've come across. Don't worry--there are no hummingbirds or beavers in these photos (though I did see many).
It's hard to get a decent kingfisher photo. I hear them a lot, but rarely see them or am within reasonable photographing distance.
Cedar waxwing - I love these.
A blue heron flew in while I was down by the water.
He will take a seat on a comfortable limb.
An osprey looks on.
A cute color combo on this dragonfly.
I don't think I've ever seen this kind of dragonfly! He was very cooperative and sat still for me.
Which means you get a sideview.
Oh hey there, ladybug!
I took a quick trip to the wildlife refuge and was very happy to see this perfect butterfly. He landed nearby and held his pose for me to get a couple of photos.
A pollywog. There were tons.
A black phoebe, I believe.
I expected to see more frogs at the refuge, but this was the only one I found!
I talked to a neighbor who showed me photos he took of two adorable baby skunks not far from my place (75 feet?)! I would love to photograph baby skunks if I could do it from a safe vantage point. I wonder how far you need to be from a skunk to be safe? I've never researched it. Anyway, he said he saw them on two occasions, in the middle of the day. I'm a little jealous!
I also saw a dead fish in the water, but didn't photograph it. And this concludes my post! Have a good week. May your Monday be better than most.