Sunday, 13 December 2015

Hornet, Bee, caterpiller (201509 various) A hodgepodge of days around the house.

Well as September has rolled around and many of the migrant Warblers that appeared in the yard have already been posted. I Thought I would just do some high-lights- it might also allow me to get caught up finally:) It was late August and we were just leaving Len's place when we spotted this little Whitetail. I convinced the bride to make another pass by the area and I grab a few shots.
Our mystery flowers have started to bloom and they are amazing. Here is one of our local black Hornets on one of the flowers.
As it turns out the Bees just love them too. They are also quite fragrant.
A little later in the afternoon I spotted this guy crawling across the deck. Please be aware that this little caterpiller (American Dagger Moth) can be Quite a surprise. Please read this link to find out why you should be very careful.
Here is a shot of a rather light looking Dark-eyed Junco. It is sitting on our eaves trough. They go up there occasionally to get a little drink.
The grackles were visiting in full force today. It seems like fueling time for them, getting ready to migrate. Another very tough bird to shoot effectively.
A very tough lighting condition features this Blue Jay, I thought I would experiment a little. I don't know if I like it or not, but here it is.
And, another to show the blue on their back. These are very beautiful birds, even though they are a Corvid.
Here is another little caterpiller that I found out on one of my walks. It is a Spotted Tussock Moth aka Lophocampa maculata. It also is dangerous to handle as it has a toxin!
Well, that's enough for now. I will do another post soon and get all caught up. Remember to to get out and "put a little wild in your life" soon!


  1. ...nice capture of the Blue Jay in flight. I love the color and the feathers you captured. It's hard to get a great view of the feathers like that.

    1. Kelly, thanks for dropping by and the kind words. I know you have put a little "wild" in your life recently :) Turbo