Sunday, June 25, 2017

COOPER'S HAWK

While I was having my morning coffee in the butterfly garden, a Cooper's Hawk harvested one of our doves and flew into one of the pine trees.  The hawk was sucking air, for a few minutes, because the dove was so large for it to handle.  It then flew off into our woodlot and out of view.




Cooper's Hawk







Ruby-throated Hummingbird - immature male

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SWALLOW-TAILED KITE

I got some great shots of a kite right after it snagged a snake from a tree top.  I have shots of them eating frogs and lizards, but this is my first snake.











Sunday, June 18, 2017

AROUND THE HOUSE THIS WEEKEND

We spent the weekend at home and I collected some of the local wildlife.














Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

 Brown Thrasher









Misc. Insects

Saturday, June 10, 2017

AROUND THE HOUSE THIS WEEKEND

I had fun with the hummingbirds and picked up a singing Carolina Wren that is nesting somewhere around the house.

 Moon setting through the pines







Ruby-throated Hummingbird male

Immature male - seems our female has raised at least one youngster

Female



Carolina Wren
 
 Bumble Bee

Dragonfly

 Brown Anole displaying





Black Rat Snake - first on the fence, then crossing the grass and then climbing the Fire Bush.

Eastern Bluebird