We left Ohrid the morning after seeing the old town and castle, and headed up to Galchica National Park, to do a hike in the mountains between Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa.
This species was very common at high altitudes all over the Balkans, got one shot here.
A beautiful species of Burnet Moth, seen in Galchica N.P. Also quite tame, as you can see. Unfortunately, I have been told that it is impossible to distinguish between Zygaena minos and Z. purpuralis without dissection.
July 21 backyard survey of hummingbirds visiting feeder and flowers.
Maybe immature male? has faint lines on throat.
On witch hazel.
Hard to see in the picture, but the lizard had a bright blue throat spot.
Kept its wings apart at rest that I could see.
Fledgling with its first catch. Didn't know what to do with it, was just hopping around carrying it around. One of the parents came with food, but since the fledgling refused to let go (or swallow) its bug there was no exchange of food.
Roadkill about 50 yards from my August 2013 find
The fruits ends up as round red balls.
July 20- backyard survey of hummingbirds visiting feeder and flowers
this one has polka dots on underside side by wing