Above photo: Looking west over Big (Gereaux) Lake
While driving south on Hwy 529 we stopped to watch this distant birdie diving from a great height (20 m) to the ground, then back up to a perch. What is a bird with a bill like that doing hunting insects?
I had never seen a White Throated Swallow do that before. It might have lost its nest and was foraging for insect protein in preparation for a new batch.
A Pink Edged Sulphur nectaring on an Ox Eye Daisy. If you go to Rick Cavasin’s link you’ll see a PES on a blueberry leaf. It may be laying eggs there as PES larvae (caterpillars) eat blueberry leaves .
Joe Pye Weed about to start blooming … as it prepares to trade its nectar for pollinating services of many critters, including bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.
Each day a more and more Fragrant White Water Lilies emerge at the pond across the road from Big Lake….
Difficult light to photograph this Merlin looking for supper.
I wonder if this posture has any significance?
Maybe it is just looking for a place to drop in for supper.