Another outing

I found this poor critter on the sidewalk outside my house today. It had been stepped on and was still alive, but I doubted it had long to live. I picked it up and took a couple of photos of it before putting it on a outdoor plant pot, where it will be safe and be able rest in peace.

Unknown dying insect
Unknown insect

Right now, male Red-winged Blackbirds are claiming territories and chasing off Marsh Wrens, sparrows, and European Starlings that they do not like.

I think the shoulder patch is getting larger? Although it looks quite dull in color on this male.

Ball of Future Dandelions
Potential Dandelions ready to take-off.

Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus)
I don't usually take pictures of crows, but this one sat patiently in this position that I decided to reward it with a couple of shots.

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Tree Swallow on the wire. Taken with my TCON.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
I saw four Bald Eagles again today. This adult was inside the (abandoned) nest feeding on something while three others watched from above, as well as a couple of crows. The arrival of one particular eagle caused some calls of annoyance and warning from the one inside the nest.


Chris said...

I would like so much to see an eagle. We are aiming North of the country soon and I hope i'll manage to see them. I love this red-wingedblackbird, it is so colourful.

PSYL said...

Thanks, Chris. Good luck seeing the eagles!

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