yourlibrarian: Sunse Dolphins (NAT-SunsetDolphins-niki_vakita)
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I just returned from a trip which included a brief stay at a beach. There were a number of residents there, including tiny clams that would appear and then vanish with each wave in and out. (We tried to take pictures but they were tough). On the other hand, these guys were everywhere:

redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
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I photographed this monarch Sunday afternoon in the Native Pollinators' Garden next to the Somerville Community Path. We saw several monarchs in that garden yesterday, when it was sunny; this afternoon was overcast after rain.




I posted this last night, then removed it because I was hoping to shrink the image. I'm having trouble with the photo editing software on my various devices (I'm still getting used to Windows again, and Flickr seems to have removed the option of posting smaller versions of images stored there), so here it is behind a cut.

[Trying once more for a decent-sized photo]
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weeds growing out of a window
picture taken in Zagreb, Croatia
sasha_feather: horses grazing on a hill with thunderheads (horses and lightning)
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Fuschia and green insect

Very tiny! Don't know what this is but really beautiful.
ETA: I think it's a candy-striped leaf hopper.
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I love these beautiful noisy birds. We have a few that come to the yard. It's hard to get pictures though because they're a bit shy. I had to take this between the railing on my porch.
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yourlibrarian: BeautifulDay-no_apologies_86 (SPN-BeautifulDay-no_apologies_86)
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Yes, some more hummingbird pics. Do you wonder how this hummingbird achieves its bedhead look? Why with a rather long (for a hummingbird) grooming session!

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rydra_wong: Fragment of a Tube map, with stations renamed Piero della Francesca, Harpo, Socrates and Seneca. (walking -- the great bear)
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So yesterday I was waiting to cross a street in the middle of the day and I glanced at the person standing next to me and they were a fox.

We crossed the road and I fumbled for my phone and started following them ...

A fox walking down a London street in daylight.

Photo-story ensues )
yourlibrarian: Butterfly and Alstroemeria by yourlibrarian (NAT-ButterflyAlstroemeria-yourlibrarian)
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This is the most recent case of what I dub a "low moon" -- meaning that it seems very low and large in the sky.

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I met this one on a walk the other day.

caterpillar
yourlibrarian: Mama duck and babies (NAT-EdwinaBabies-yourlibrarian)
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Over the past week we were able to grab these photos of the tiniest to a pretty big bird. We have two battling hummingbirds at our balcony feeder. One has taken to staking out the feeder by perching on our tomato plant cage below. Unfortunately this means it's always backlit but we still liked the pic. Read more... )
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DSCF8311

There are a lot of these flying about at the moment, the trick is to catch them when they touch down.

Hop Hop

Aug. 24th, 2017 08:25 am
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Morning frog

Hanging out watching me make coffee yesterday morning.
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I went up to Chicago a couple months ago and keep forgetting to post this. I spent a day at the zoo and conservatory in Lincoln Park near the lake shore. I nearly didn't bother with the children's zoo, but I ended up over there looking for something else. The trails through it are set up like a woodland trail--sort of narrow and winding through a lot of birch plantings, and covered in bird poo. Near one stand of trees, the zoo had posted a few signs saying basically "yes, we know the paths are messy and please also don't bother the herons above you; those aren't ours."

Apparently black-crowned night herons are on the Illinois state endangered list, but there's been a flock of them nesting in the zoo and somewhere else further south in the park for the last few summers.

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tree in abandoned building

Probably via bird poop? Or wind.
nanila: wrong side of the mirror (me: wrong side of the mirror)
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Banded demoiselle
Banded demoiselle perched on the roof of the woodshed. The toddler was delighted.

We get these damselflies as well as dragonflies flitting through our canal-side garden every year, but they don’t often stop and say hello.
yourlibrarian: Robin sits on her nest (NAT-Robin)
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I'm fairly sure I saw this bird swooping over our lake, possibly eating insects. It was hard to get a clear picture of it as it kept walking around and didn't stay standing long. Does anyone have any idea what it is? Read more... )

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