Wild Bird Wednesday
Mourning Cloak butterfly
I checked out a new park and after a muddy wetland walk (I use the word “walk” rather loosely here) I found this pair of Mallards basking in the late afternoon sun–just across the parking lot from my car.
The park has promise (some hot summer day after a long dry spell). I caught a glimpse of a Pileated Woodpecker, and later heard it laughing at how it outsmarted me. A bright Bluebird also caught my eye, but I could never get it in focus.
This isn’t a good shot of the Bald Eagle juvenile, but I was just happy to see it on my way home, sitting atop an electrical tower.
It seemed early in the season for a butterfly.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday, where Stewart shares a beautiful White Tern–and a wee Tern chick, too! Come see! And link up your bird photos while you’re there, all are welcome to participate.