It was a mostly white caterpillar eating up a poppy plant. Sorry the photo is blurry, it was on an iphone. Any ideas what kind of caterpillar this is? Or is it just too blurry? I might be able to find another and retake it.
This photo was taken in the San Francisco Bay area.
Found him at my wife's grandma's house. I think its the Sierra Nevada sub species (Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis), but I didn't see it listed, so I just went with the species.
I am amazed with this animal's eyes. I found it in the Yolo basin Wildlife area one day while I was looking for salamanders or snakes. I had accidentally walked right up to it. I never saw it until it flew. But it only landed a few yards away. Now I look for it in the spot every time I go back. I've seen it there about a dozen times now. Only once was it not there. This time it let me get a pretty good photo, without weeds blocking the view. Now I just need a 600mm lens or something so I can really focus in on those eyes!
This yellow bird (Western Meadowlark) was sitting all alone just singing its heart out. I enjoyed listening to its song for a few minutes the other day. We have lots of these birds around. They are very plain from the back, but the front is just amazing!
A great little succulent plant. I don't know what kind it is though. Looks like some sort of sedum? It was growing on a big rock outcrop at the trail head to Table Rock in the Tetons.
A blue dragonfly. Are all of these dragonflies the same species? Or are they different species for each color morph?
I'm not a dragonfly expert, but I got a few shots.
Quite a few of these in the pond. This one was one of the larger ones I saw, and it was the only one that sat still long enough to let me get a few shots.
I saw about 10 of these out in the bypass this morning.
I think this is a northern flicker. I just saw it in my backyard and ran and grabbed the camera. I've never seen one of these around. Very pretty bird. Sorry all the pics are so blurry. Low light, and not enough time to really get the shots I wanted.
I think this is a burrowing owl. It was sitting on the ground, and flew away a short distance when I got near it, where it could check me out better. I never even saw it until it flew. Very fun little bird.
A swallow under a bridge, feeding babies.
Not sure if Yellow bellied marmot is right. This guy was sunning himself on a summer evening in eastern Idaho. Did I get enough of a photo to ID him?
Bald Eagle in the trees out back, overlooking the south fork of the Snake River.
Osprey and chick. Here the road is on a bit of a cliff, and tyou can look down from the road into this nest. We passed by while their was a large chick still in the nest.
A Sandhill Crane in the grass. Its fairly common to see a few out in this area during the summer.
This bat sleeps up in the front porch of our home in Swan valley, ID. I think it's only there in the summer. I have no idea what kind he is, any ideas? I know scale is tough in that image. he's about 2-3" from head to base of tail I think. Probably closer to 2" really. He's pretty small.
Bald Eagle in tree in Yellowstone National Park.
Could use someone to verify that this is or isn't an American Bittern.
I enjoyed watching this bird. I probably took 70 photos of it just wading through the marsh. It kept eating things, but I couldn't get zoomed in close enough to really be able to tell what it was grabbing.
Something in falcon/small hawk range. Kestrel?
A beautiful flock of pelicans out enjoying themselves.
A group of river otters out causing trouble.
Great Blue Heron. So many of these out here.
Surf Scoter out and about. Diving for something that looked like a long clam. I got some shots of it surfacing with one it its mouth, but I have not posted it to Flickr yet.
Reddish Egret seen just before sunrise. Flew off as the sun rose. Made for some nice pictures, but I would have liked it to stay longer. Saw 2 pretty close to eachother.
Nuttals woodpecker pair seen together at the wetlands.
Eurasian Wigeon pair seen at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.
Skippers of some sort. Any idea what kind they are? They resting are on Atriplex triangularis, a California native marsh plant that grows right at the marsh's edge.
Sitting in the bypass. They seem to come here every year (regardless of what I've been told).