A male Hooded Merganser showing off the ladies.
Unfortunetly, the lady of his desires seemed to be showing little interest in his display.
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This little dragonfly seemed as small and ethereal as the air in which they flew. I am not sure the exact species of Dragonfly but this one was one of the smallest I have seen this year. Perhaps a juvenile?
They were hovering about then occasionally landing on the fall grasses out in a field where we take a walk. This one had what looked to be eggs attached to their body. Do Dragonflies or Damselflies do that?
Barely as long as a few grains on the grass.
A female Downey Head Woodpecker found the Mullen plant to her liking this morning as she spent quite a bit of time hunting and then pecking away for a meal.
She inspected the plant then with target in sight and eyes closed tight she pecked away like only a woodpecker can peck.
Then back again for another round on the beautiful Mullen plant.
We recently have seen a couple of these small guys buzzing about in the shrubs where we like to take an afternoon walk. Not a bird we have the pleasure of seeing very often so their presence this spring has been a treat.
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