If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning, torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day... EB White
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Spontaneous photo opportunities
Eastern Kingbird with bug
Went to the park yesterday afternoon to take pictures of a cormorant that I had spotted moments earlier. These diving birds don't often visit Bassett Creek's shallow pond.
Next I noticed a Eastern Kingbird perched overhead in a tree with a large insect (possibly a dragonfly) in its beak that it was attempting to eat before it escaped.
After getting a quick shot of the kingbird I soon discovered a cool looking a dragonfly by water's edge.
A couple of American Osprey flew by on an unsuccessful fishing mission (already pictured in yesterday's post).
Monarch on Swamp Milkweed
While watching for the Osprey I noticed Monarch Butterflies visiting the Swamp Milkweed by water's edge.
Then before I could put my camera away Goldfinches appeared.