I love alliterations, don’t you? Recently I went to Babcock again and saw two new bird species! (Along with others I had seen before). Ironically enough, the first picture that I took and was happy with was of a dog. He seemed to be hunting but his handler had no gun. (that we saw) so he was probably just training. He flushed a big group of bobwhite right in front of us, which was really cool.
Also, I’m experimenting with a new watermark. What do you think?
It was a pretty foggy morning, and it had rained through the night, so things were generally sparkly.
I love discovering hearts in nature, and these were very pretty vines with drops of water on them.
Yellow-Rumped Warbler. (I think)
First new species of the trip, an American Bittern! Since he was about 6 feet from us, I was able to get a close-up of him. Yay!
There were female Anhingas were in the trees! We saw probably 2-3, and they would croak at us like frogs or gators. It was hilarious and unnerving at first.
The amazing second new species, a Common Yellowthroat! (Not to be confused with a Yellow-Throated Warbler.)
Hiding from me…
Here I am!
This is an Ornate Moth, which I finally looked up after seeing it a couple times. Such a beautiful butterfly!
A Spiny-Backed Orb Weaver, dangling from the sky!
This one that we saw later was eating a bumble bee!
Palm Warbler… don’t you think it looks like a Japanese divider screen thingy? 🙂
Pearl Crescent butterfly.
A Green Heron in a tree… not their normal habitat, so it was a fun sighting!
And fauna. A black racer snake I think?
White Peacock butterflies.
Thought this was a cool reflection. What do you see?