Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Nature Notes: Watching the leaf change
I am so excited. The leaf I posted last week which I saw as an early sign of fall has changed from bronze to a reddish hue.
It doesn't take much to get me excited about signs of summer ending, although it will be quite a while before fall.
I can't believe I finally managed a shot that shows the cottontail's tail.
I thought the guy below was a dragonfly before I got close enough to see that it was something else. I don't know what it is but it's the size of a dragonfly but obviously isn't one (unless it's not mature since I don't know what they look like where they're immature).
The brown thrashers crack me up with their big mouths and wild eyes.
The one below is scaring the mourning doves (hidden) away.
The doves move to the small bird bath that needs the water changed which I do after the photo shoot.
I am excited to see that we are actually getting a break in the heat in a few days.
It's a fairly modest change but it's enough to get me excited.
The catbird above always stakes out the big birdbath while larger birds often end up in the small one like the cardinal below.
The finch wants to join the cardinal but it's a no go.
He stands stoically waiting for someone to leave one of the baths.
It will be interesting to see how much longer the cardinals have immature feathers.
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