My first ladybug of the year. It has 19 spots (2, 3, 3, 1 on each side, from anterior to the end; and one spot right in the middle); therefore, this is a 19-Spotted Ladybug (Harmonia axyridis). It was walking along the railings of a dock. It seemed to have trouble walking against the wind, so I gently nudged it towards a depression where it can hide.
Then I went to London Heritage Farm, but because of the weather, I didn't see any honey bees pollinating, except for a Yellow-faced Bumble Bee flying around looking for holes in the ground, perhaps storing nectar for its future offspring? Unfortunately, it was terribly busy and I couldn't take any photos.
I took photos of the easier bird to photograph in the farm instead - American Robins.
Golden-crowned Sparrow. Not as easy as the robins. I also saw a hummingbird, but it has the same difficulty as photographing bumble bees.
But I managed to photograph the back of another hummingbird I came across today. A RUHU, I believe.
Looking at a young heron walking like it's a supermodel.
I think this is the first time I photographed two species of birds-in-flight at the same time.
A young Bald Eagle perched on a dead snag right above the trail, and it didn't seem to mind the people walking below.
Have a happy weekend.