Sights of May 2014

June 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I think I am becoming the bionic woman.  I have a camera attached to me almost all the time. I don't mind if a miss a shot and delete many shots.  I just enjoy looking at nature and taking pictures. What can be more enjoyable to the soul than watching baby birds, discovering a new insect, smelling sage, and feeling the sun? Perhaps sharing the experience with others.  

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Highlights:

I got a little creative.

A new perspective

I saw lots of babies.

Opossum - Didelphis virginianaOpossum - Didelphis virginianaEl Dorado Nature Center 05/06/2014 Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricansBlack Phoebe - Sayornis nigricansOrder: PASSERIFORMES - Perching birds
Family: TYRANNIDAE - Tyrant Flycatchers

Year-round residents

Juveniles

My Yard, 05/27/2014
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottosNorthern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottosOrder: PASSERIFORMES - Perching birds
Family: MIMIDAE - Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies

Year-round resident.

My yard 05/17/2014
Striped skunk -  Mephitis mephitisStriped skunk - Mephitis mephitisMadrona Marsh 05/31/2014

I took a day trip to the desert.

Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus magister uniformisYellow-backed Spiny Lizard - Sceloporus magister uniformisJoshua Tree 05/02/2014

And I continued my insect and spider study.

Long-jawed orb weaver - Tetragnatha sp. (versicolor?)Long-jawed orb weaver - Tetragnatha sp. (versicolor?)Family Tetragnatha - Long-jawed orb weavers

El Dorado Nature Center 05/05/2014

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