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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nature Notes: Dragonfly, towhee and hibiscus

The dragonfly was hiding deep within the bushes but I caught sight of the banded body which made me zoom in to see what was there.
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The hibiscus (Rose of Sharon) was curled up like paper with ants crawling in and out.
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I was trying to get a shot of a Goldfinch but the male rufous-sided towhee came flying into the bath and scared it off.
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I tried to get a shot of a titmouse today but it was too fast for me.
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I haven't been taking very many pictures for the past week or so but I did get a bunch of shots of this towhee bathing.
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I think they are rather distinguished looking birds.
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10 comments:

Leora said...

I think that towhee took over your post! But he is a handsome guy, so no worries.

I have Rose of Sharon blooming in my backyard - I should like inside the flowers to see who is crawling about.

Rambling Woods said...

I would love to id the dragonfly but they are so tough..beautiful coloring on it. My neighbor has that bush and it is beautiful. I do love the bathing birds..I have so many insects as my baths also as the drought continues. I am worried about the pond and the fish in it..Michelle

Pat said...

The Towhee is a lovely little bird. He seems to enjoy the birdbath. Nice dragonfly shot.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a great picture of the dragonfly - I'd love to get one but they are too fast for me. Your towhee is always a favorite of mine.

eileeninmd said...

Great capture of the dragonfly, Carver. And I love your Towhee shots. They are beautiful birds. Hope you are having a great week!

Loredana Donovan said...

The white hibiscus is very pretty. Great capture of the dragonfly! How nice you have bird baths :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Love the towhee. Would you believe I saw my first towhee about a month ago? I was so excited. Now I see they bathe right outside your window.

SandyCarlson said...

You did a great job capturing that dragonfly! Beautiful post. I feel the refreshment with those birds.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Love the look of the towhee and isn't it wonderful finding dragonflies lighting long enough so we can capture them.

Marie said...

Lovely photos, Carver!