We think of birds as fragile, feathers and air, so to speak.
We think of trees as sturdy, leaves and wood, you could say.
Yet, winds and waters laid the tree down, upon the earth.
The great egret passes by and wonders how could it be
He lives to fly and the tree slumbers beside the lake.
The cooler air has a lot of birds out and about.
This fledgling osprey has a nice sized fish dangling below her wing and her “rivets” are glowing.
A spectacular osprey launch.
Accipiters can be tricky to identify.
I believe this is an immature Cooper’s hawk who zipped past me and into the far pine trees.
It is always a little disconcerting to see long legged birds way up in trees.
However, they often do just that!
But I didn’t let that stop me from photographing this great egret.
Elegant, graceful, simply beautiful, Great Egret
Eastern Kingbird fledgling – yelling for a parent to feed him.
the Common Buckeye butterfly
A Silver-spotted Skipper butterfly sharing a button bush blossom with some Eastern Bumblebees.
All these insects, along with the Common Buckeye are important pollinators.