Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Nature Notes: Look who joined the party . . .
I was photographing the birds on my deck when a new guest showed up to join the party.
Bunny was fascinated with the board on my deck which needs to be replaced or at least pounded back into place.
The birds seem to be fine about Bunny joining them on the deck although the pair below seemed to be keeping their eyes out in both directions.
The catbird below spent a long time perched on the birdbath before finally hopping in. Once he was in the bath I didn't get any good shots as he splashed like crazy.
The yellow eastern swallowtail butterfly let me take numerous photographs.
I also have black eastern swallowtail butterflies but so far they have been camera shy, taking off before I get a shot.
Last summer I got a lot more shots of the black ones but they are very skittish this year.
I was surprised how close these yellow ones were letting me get during this shoot because last week I had to sty back farther.
I had a hard time deciding which of these butterfly shots to post because I took about 50 photographs.
The juvenile mockingbird was putting on quite a little show for me.
I was back a little ways from the tree but she would turn towards me and then away and then back to take another look.
I've always enjoyed the mockingbirds. They are a frequent inhabitant of my garden.
I'm so happy my crepe myrtle is starting to bloom. It adds a big splash of color to my world.
Watching the grass plumes waving in the wind is another pleasure of summer for me.
For more nature notes you can visit the host at Rambling Woods. Thursday is the official post date although I'm usually early to spread out my weekly posts.